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Antarctica

  • Tuesday, February 16th 2021 - 08:56 UTC

    Discovery of life beneath Antarctica's ice shelves

    Floating ice shelves represent the greatest unexplored habitat in the Southern Ocean. However, but only a size of a tennis court has been studied through eight prior boreholes

    Far underneath the ice shelves of the Antarctic, there’s more life than expected, finds a recent study in the journal Frontiers in Marine Science, published this week. During an exploratory survey, researchers drilled through 900 m of ice in the Filchner-Ronne Ice Shelf, situated on the South-Eastern Weddell Sea.

  • Tuesday, February 16th 2021 - 08:49 UTC

    Argos Pereira Peruvian crew member hospitalized in Montevideo

    The trawler Argos Pereira left Canary Islands, having complied with all the protocol testing.

    One of the crew members from the Falklands bound trawler Argos Pereira, currently retained in Montevideo with 28 Covid-19 cases tested positive, had to be evacuated Monday afternoon and taken to a local hospital, because of further complications to his health situation.

  • Tuesday, February 16th 2021 - 08:10 UTC

    South Georgia is releasing a 50 pence coin to honor nurses and nursing values

    The design on the new 50 pence coin features a heart in the center with the trace of a heartbeat running across the heart

    Following the success of the £2 coin issued on behalf of the Government of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands last year, Pobjoy Mint announced the new release of a 50 pence coin that bears a design reflecting the universal role of nurses and their nursing values.

  • Friday, February 12th 2021 - 09:18 UTC

    RRS Sir David Attenborough begins sea trials around the Irish Sea

    After the trials, the ship will then return to Holyhead, before heading to the Arctic for extensive ice trials. In November will make its maiden voyage to Antarctica.

    Falklands flagged RRS Sir David Attenborough will spend the next two weeks testing anchoring, maneuvering, and dynamic positioning, as well as other engineering systems, such as freshwater making, that cannot be tested while in port. The trials will primarily take place in and around the Irish Sea, although some may take place on the West Coast of Scotland and the Celtic Sea.

  • Monday, February 8th 2021 - 16:45 UTC

    Toothfish longline fishery research: Falklands' CFL leads

    CFL has strengthened its commitment to meeting the highest environmental standards in its fishing practices

    By Sorrel Robertson, CFL

    FALKLAND ISLANDS – Consolidated Fisheries Limited (CFL) is leading a landmark research project into the impact of longline fishing on benthic habitats in their goal to ensure the continued sustainability of their fishing practices in Falklands waters.

  • Saturday, February 6th 2021 - 08:20 UTC

    Hamburg/Falklands/Munich: details from Lufthansa's longest nonstop flights

    Lufthansa Airbus A350-900 arrived at MPC early Monday February first and on Wednesday was back in the air arriving in Munich on Thursday 4 February

    An airline preparing to launch its longest-ever flight – a fifteen-hour non-stop flight from Hamburg Germany to the Falkland Islands in an A350 – is as tricky a project as one might expect.

  • Tuesday, February 2nd 2021 - 09:38 UTC

    Lufthansa lands in Falklands with scientists; returns to Germany on Wednesday

    The flight, which is also the longest flight to have departed Hamburg, clocked in at 15 hours and 36 minutes (Pic Sue Luxton)

    Lufthansa’s longest flight ever has landed in the Falkland Islands. The aircraft departed Hamburg at 21:23 on Sunday, landing at Mount Pleasant Complex at 09:00. The flight, which is also the longest flight to have departed Hamburg, clocked in at 15 hours and 36 minutes.

  • Monday, February 1st 2021 - 09:21 UTC

    Lufthansa Airbus A350 en route to Falklands, on its longest non-stop flight

    The Airbus with registration D-AIXP, carrying the name of the German city of Braunschweig, joined the Lufthansa fleet last year

    This Sunday, January 31, an Airbus A350-900 takes off on the longest non-stop flight in Lufthansa's history under flight number LH2574: 13,700 kilometers from Hamburg to the Mount Pleasant Complex in the Falkland Islands.

  • Monday, January 25th 2021 - 09:40 UTC

    Falklands' majestic King penguins at Volunteer Point

    Volunteer Point is a nature reserve of around 10,000 acres. Photo: Derek Pettersson

    STANLEY, Falkland Islands – The Falkland Islands have become a paradise for wildlife enthusiasts. Decades of good management and conversation policies have helped the different species to advance under this shield. One of those, emblematic, and identified to the image and spirit of the Falklands are penguins. Although not included in the Islands' crest they are virtually everywhere, souvenirs, stamps, badges, pictures, T shirts, and particularly in Volunteer Point, relatively close to Stanley, where the majestic King penguins enjoy a growing rookery, shared with their Gentoo and Magellanic cousins.

  • Monday, January 25th 2021 - 09:07 UTC

    Work starts at Antarctica's Rothera Research Station Discovery Building

    Rothera with the RRS James Clark Ross

    The next stage of building a scientific support facility in Antarctica has started and to avoid the risk of introducing COVID-19 to the British Antarctic Survey’s (BAS) Rothera Research Station, the construction team spent two weeks in quarantine and had three Covid-19 tests prior to making the 11,000-kilometer voyage by ship.