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Tag: Falklands Sound

  • Thursday, January 16th 2020 - 08:55 UTC

    HMS Scott honors HMS Antelope sunk in the Falklands' Sound

    Nearly 40 years later, the survey vessel sailed into the now-silent waters of San Carlos to pay her respects as she conducted a two-week patrol of the Falklands (Pic RN)

    On a grey midsummer day in the Southern Hemisphere, the crew of HMS Scott pause for reflection over one of the Navy’s most hallowed sites. Ten meters below this spot, sitting upright, almost snapped in two, is the shattered hull of frigate HMS Antelope, torn apart by a series of explosions after bomb disposal experts triggered an unexploded device, in turn detonating the ship’s magazine.

  • Wednesday, May 4th 2016 - 22:17 UTC

    “Whale recovery in Falklands” and an explosion of sightings

    Peak of whale sightings: January to March each year

    ”Whale recovery in Falklands’ waters was the subject of an article in Penguin News in October last year. It outlined the Marine Spatial Planning team’s efforts to capture the story of the mammal’s recovery.

  • Monday, February 15th 2016 - 06:55 UTC

    Four Argentines plan to swim the Falklands' Sound on an “identity cause”

    “The humanitarian aspect has to be differentiated from politics. This humanitarian task, not political” argued Julio Aro.

    Four Argentine amateur swimmers have been training for over a year preparing for the crossing of the Falklands' Sound which separates the two main islands, West from East Falkland. The purpose of the crossing is to bring attention on the 'delayed' process of identifying the remains of Argentine soldiers buried in the Falklands under a headstone that reads “Argentine soldier, known only to God”.

  • Thursday, September 11th 2014 - 03:12 UTC

    Falklands explore potential for small-scale commercial fishery with 20 focal species

    Chilean urchin  - Loxechinus albus (|Pic: SMSG)

    By Dr. Deborah Davidson - The South Atlantic Environmental Research Institute (SAERI) has been established since March 2012, and already has an expanding team of 12 employees based in Stanley (one of whom is a PhD student), five international PhD students, and three employees based in Ascension Island and one working in Saint Helena - all on various projects.