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‘Extraordinary thinning’ of ice sheets revealed deep inside Antarctica

New research shows affected areas are losing ice five times faster than in the 1990s, with more than 100m of thickness gone in some placesIce losses are rapidly spreading deep into the interior of the Antarctic, new analysis of satellite data shows.The warming of the Southern Ocean is resulting in glaciers sliding into the sea increasingly rapidly, with ice now being lost five times faster than in the 1990s. The West Antarctic ice sheet was stable in 1992 but up to a quarter of its expanse is no...
Tags: Antarctica, Antarctic, Southern Ocean, West Antarctic


A Living 'Balloon on a String' Discovered in the Deepest Part of the Indian Ocean

The depths of the Indian Ocean are home to some bizarre creatures -- including one that looks like a balloon on a string.Explorers captured a video of this gelatinous creature in a recent dive to the Java Trench, the bottommost part of the Indian Ocean. This dive was one of many in the Five Deeps Expedition, during which the crew aimed to reach the deepest part of all five of the world's oceans."We were just watching the video back and saw the thing come out of the darkness," said Alan Jamie...
Tags: Japan, Science, Earth, Cameron, Antarctica, James Cameron, Pacific Ocean, Indian Ocean, Newcastle University, Atlantic Ocean, Southern Ocean, Jamieson, Don Walsh, Jacques Piccard, Alan Jamieson, Victor Vescovo


Jai Courtney on acting emotional scenes with real pelicans for his new movie, and the backstory of his cameo in 'Alita: Battle Angel'

In "Storm Boy," Jai Courtney is given the chance to show off his dramatic acting chops. In the movie, based on the beloved Australian children's book, Courtney plays "Hideaway Tom," who lives with his son Michael (Finn Little) in a deserted stretch of coast on the Southern Ocean. Courtney talked to Business Insider about playing the role, in which he had to work across from real-life pelicans. He also spoke about his cameo appearance in "Alita: Battle Angel," and if he'll return as Captain Boo...
Tags: Matthew Mcconaughey, Australia, Trends, Suicide Squad, James Gunn, James Cameron, Robert Rodriguez, Nickelodeon, Michael, James, Boomerang, Jai Courtney, Tom, Southern Ocean, Hideaway, Shawn


Japan's war on whales isn't over – the Australian government must keep fighting | Darren Kindleysides

Australia’s global leadership on whale conservation will be tested as Japanese hunters move to a different hemisphere Japan’s whaling fleet arrived back at the port of Shimonoseki on the weekend with a barbaric tally of 333 dead whales that are no longer swimming freely in the Southern Ocean.If the work of the Japanese whalers is anything like last year, more than 100 pregnant females and 50 or so juveniles will have been killed. But from now on, things are different. Continue reading...
Tags: Japan, Australia, Environment, Australia news, Asia Pacific, Wildlife, Conservation, Marine Life, Oceans, Australian politics, Antarctica, Coral, Whales, Cetaceans, Southern Ocean, Shimonoseki


The film 'The Day After Tomorrow' foretold a real and troubling trend: The ocean’s water-circulation system is weakening

In the movie "The Day After Tomorrow," the Earth is thrown into an ice age after ocean currents in the Atlantic Ocean grind to a halt.  That ocean current system, called the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC), is responsible for western Europe's warm temperatures. But recent research has found that the AMOC could, in fact, slow significantly if enough fresh water from melting ice enters the ocean current.  That weakened circulation could bring more extreme weather to the Northe...
Tags: Europe, UK, Hollywood, New York City, US, Trends, Earth, Atlantic, Antarctica, West Africa, Greenland, North America, Scandinavia, Atlantic Ocean, Nature Communications, Northern Hemisphere


Southern Ocean acidification puts marine organisms at risk

New research co-authored by University of Alaska indicates that acidification of the Southern Ocean will cause a layer of water to form below the surface that corrodes the shells of some sea snails.
Tags: Southern Ocean, University of Alaska


Fatal horizon, driven by acidification, closes in on marine organisms in Southern Ocean

Marine microorganisms in the Southern Ocean may find themselves in a deadly vise grip by century's end as ocean acidification creates a shallower horizon for life.
Tags: Southern Ocean


The residence time of Southern Ocean surface waters and the 100,000-year ice age cycle

From 1.25 million to 700,000 years ago, the ice age cycle deepened and lengthened from 41,000- to 100,000-year periodicity, a transition that remains unexplained. Using surface- and bottom-dwelling foraminifera from the Antarctic Zone of the Southern Ocean to reconstruct the deep-to-surface supply of water during the ice ages of the past 1.5 million years, we found that a reduction in deep water supply and a concomitant freshening of the surface ocean coincided with the emergence of the high-amp...
Tags: Science, Antarctic, Southern Ocean, Antarctic Zone of the Southern Ocean


Some icebergs are a glorious emerald green. Why?

While traversing the seas off of eastern Antarctica in 1988, glaciologist Stephen Warren came upon green icebergs floating in the ocean. "We never expected to see green icebergs," said Warren, noting that a deep blue hue -- not emerald green -- is commonly observed in these chunks of ice.Over three decades later, Warren and a team of researchers have put forward an explanation for these rarely seen icebergs' green hue. Their hypothesis, published Monday in the Journal of Geophysical Research...
Tags: Science, Antarctica, Warren, Antarctic, JGR, Bering Strait, Southern Ocean, Antartica, Journal of Geophysical Research, National Snow and Ice Data Center, Ted Scambos, Scambos, Stephen Warren, Collin RoeslerDecades, Warren Green


Grytviken and Godthal on South Georgia 46 February 2019

MondayTuesday 45 February DAYS 34 AT SEA TOWARDS SOUTH GEORGIA We charted a southeasterly course bound for South Georgia. The seabirds once again joined us in the Southern Ocean. The weather was mild 7.5 C degrees with a slight
Tags: Travel, Georgia, Southern Ocean, South Georgia, Grytviken


An asteroid will block the sky's brightest star tonight, and astronomers need your help seeing it

Sirius, a system of two stars — Sirius A and Sirius B — is the brightest object we can see from Earth. However, an asteroid called (4388) Jürgenstock will briefly pass in front of Sirius on Monday night. Sirius will almost entirely fade for a few tenths of a second as the 3.1-mile-wide asteroid flies by. The occultation, as it's called, should be visible in parts of Mexico, six US states, and Canada. Sirius, a double-star system and the brightest object in the night sky, will briefly blink ou...
Tags: Mexico, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Antarctica, Nebraska, North America, Central America, Baja California, Sirius, Dunham, Southern Ocean, Denver Colorado, LAS CRUCES, LAS CRUCES New Mexico


An asteroid will block the brightest star in the night sky on Monday, and astronomers need your help seeing it

Sirius, a system of two stars — Sirius A and Sirius B — is the brightest object we can see from Earth. However, an asteroid called (4388) Jürgenstock will briefly pass in front of Sirius on Monday night. Sirius will almost entirely fade for a few tenths of a second as the 3.1-mile-wide asteroid flies by. The occultation, as it's called, should be visible in parts of Mexico, six US states, and Canada. Sirius, a double-star system and the brightest object in the night sky, will briefly blink ou...
Tags: Mexico, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Antarctica, Nebraska, North America, Central America, Baja California, Sirius, Dunham, Southern Ocean, Denver Colorado, LAS CRUCES, LAS CRUCES New Mexico


Scientists Have Reduced the Forecast of Sea Level Rise Seven Times Due To Melting of the Antarctic (slashdot)

The destruction of the Antarctic ice sheet may not lead to such a catastrophic rise in the level of the oceans, as previously thought. In a new study, the authors calculated that instead of growing by a meter or more by 2100, a growth of 14-15 cm is likely, writes N + 1. At the same time, the melting of the ice of Greenland and Antarctica is not fully taken into account in modern climate models, as it will lead to even more destabilization of the regional climate. Both studies on this are publis...
Tags: London, News, Antarctica, Greenland, Wellington, Atlantic Ocean, Antarctic, Edwards, Southern Ocean, BeauHD, Maritime Herald, Tamzin Edwards, MICI, Nick Golledge, Queen Victoria University


Scientists Have Reduced the Forecast of Sea Level Rise Seven Times Due To Melting of the Antarctic

The destruction of the Antarctic ice sheet may not lead to such a catastrophic rise in the level of the oceans, as previously thought. In a new study, the authors calculated that instead of growing by a meter or more by 2100, a growth of 14-15 cm is likely, writes N + 1. At the same time, the melting of the ice of Greenland and Antarctica is not fully taken into account in modern climate models, as it will lead to even more destabilization of the regional climate. Both studies on this are publis...
Tags: London, Tech, Antarctica, Greenland, Wellington, Atlantic Ocean, Antarctic, Edwards, Southern Ocean, Maritime Herald, Tamzin Edwards, MICI, Nick Golledge, Queen Victoria University


Researchers help define Southern Ocean's geological features

The scientists present data from the region that show the Australian-Antarctic Ridge has isotopic compositions distinct from both the Pacific and Indian mantle domains.
Tags: Pacific, Southern Ocean, Antarctic Ridge


Japan: Stop Slaughtering Whales

There is no commercial, cultural or scientific justification for killing these magnificent creatures.
Tags: Japan, News, Fishing, Greenpeace, Commercial, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, Trump, Southern Ocean, International Whaling Commission, Donald J, Whales and Whaling, Antarctic Regions


A $48 million submarine just took a record-breaking dive to the deepest corner of the Atlantic Ocean — 27,840 feet down

Private equity firm manager and explorer Victor Vescovo just became the first person to reach the deepest point in the Atlantic Ocean. Vescovo solo-piloted a $48 million Triton Submarine to the bottom of the Puerto Rico Trench, 27,480 feet below the surface (8,376 meters). This was the first stop on a five-part exploration of the bottom of the world's oceans. Next up is the South Sandwich Trench.  It's a new record: American businessman and explorer Victor Vescovo just became the first person...
Tags: Navy, Trends, Atlantic, James Cameron, Pacific Ocean, Victor, Triton, Puerto Rico, Newcastle University, Atlantic Ocean, Southern Ocean, Jamieson, Don Walsh, Jacques Piccard, John Ramsey, Alan Jamieson


A $48 million submarine just took a record-breaking dive into the deepest corner of the Atlantic Ocean — 27,840 feet down

Private-equity-firm manager and explorer Victor Vescovo just became the first person to reach the deepest point in the Atlantic Ocean. Vescovo solo-piloted a $48 million Triton Submarine to the bottom of the Puerto Rico Trench, 27,480 feet below the surface (8,376 meters). This was the first stop on a five-part exploration of the bottom of the world's oceans. Next up is the South Sandwich Trench.  It's a record: American businessman and explorer Victor Vescovo just became the first person to ...
Tags: Navy, Trends, Atlantic, James Cameron, Pacific Ocean, Victor, Triton, Puerto Rico, Newcastle University, Atlantic Ocean, Southern Ocean, Jamieson, Don Walsh, Jacques Piccard, John Ramsey, Alan Jamieson


Tourist impact on Antarctic birds

We often worry about animals spreading diseases to humans, but not the other way around. Now, the discovery of human-linked pathogens in bird feces have revealed that humans may be causing animals in Antarctica to get sick. The phenomenon is called reverse zoonosis, and for the first time ever, it’s spread to the world’s most isolated continent. According to scientists, consequences of this new human-to-animal disease route could prove dire to Antarctic bird colonies, even contributing to the...
Tags: Travel, Barcelona, Antarctica, Animal Rights, Antarctic, Elliot, Southern Ocean, Antarctic birds, Antarctica tourism, tourist impact in Antarcitca, Tourist Impact On Animals, tourists in Antarctica, Marta Cerdà Cuéllar, Research Center for Animal Health


Why this 2015 NASA study is beloved by climate change skeptics

A 2015 NASA study caused major controversy by claiming that Antarctica was gaining more ice than it was losing.The study said that ice gains in East Antarctica were effectively canceling out ice losses in the western region of the continent.Since 2015, multiple studies have shown that Antarctica is losing more ice than it's gaining, though the 2015 study remains a favorite of climate change doubters to this day. None Climate change skeptics don't usually cite NASA when trying to make a point. Th...
Tags: Climate Change, Government, Environment, Ipcc, Nasa, Nature, Foreign Policy, Innovation, Arctic, Antarctica, European Space Agency, Antarctic, East Antarctica, Southern Ocean, Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt Maryland


Why climate change skeptics love this NASA study

A 2015 NASA study caused major controversy by claiming that Antarctica was gaining more ice than it was losing.The study said that ice gains East Antarctica were effectively canceling out ice losses in the western region of the continent.Since 2015, multiple studies have shown that Antarctica is losing more ice than it's gaining, though the 2015 study remains a favorite of climate change doubters to this day. None Climate change deniers don't usually reference NASA research when trying to argue...
Tags: Ipcc, Nasa, Innovation, Antarctica, European Space Agency, Antarctic, East Antarctica, Southern Ocean, Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt Maryland, West Antarctica, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Jay Zwally, Zwally, Brooke Medley


British Golden Globe sailor Goodall in Chile after rescue at sea

Santiago (AFP) – British Golden Globe race sailor Susie Goodall — who was rescued from the Southern Ocean by a Hong Kong-flagged ship after her yacht lost its mast in a huge storm — arrived... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Hong Kong, Sport, Soccer, Santiago, Chile, Afp, Southern Ocean, Goodall, Susie Goodall, British Golden Globe, AFP British Golden Globe


Exploring Earth's final frontiers: Five Deeps Expedition attempts to visit the bottom of the world's oceans

For the last three years, a society of explorers, oceanographers, engineers and scientists has been secretly working on a project without precedent; now the adventurer Victor Vescovo will push the results of their labour to the limit. A collaboration between undersea-technology company Caladan Oceanic, specialist tour operator Eyos Expeditions and Triton Submarines, the Five Deeps Expedition is the first global ocean journey to send a manned submersible to the five deepest points below the surfa...
Tags: Science, Earth, BAFTA, Mars, Pacific Ocean, Arctic Ocean, Indian Ocean, Triton, Newcastle University, Atlantic Ocean, McCallum, Southern Ocean, Bismarck, Geffen, Rob McCallum, Anthony Geffen


Ship saves British sailor after storm in Southern Ocean

LONDON (AP) — A cargo ship on Friday rescued a British sailor after a violent storm ripped off her mast and flung her yacht end over end in the Southern Ocean as she competed in a solo round-the-world race. British sailor Susie Goodall tweeted “ON THE SHIP!!!” soon after the Hong Kong-registered MV Tian Fu […]
Tags: Hong Kong, London, News, Sports, Ap, Southern Ocean, Nation & World, Susie Goodall, Tian Fu


Solo yachtswoman Susie Goodall rescued by cargo ship after boat accident

Solo yachtswoman Susie Goodall has been rescued by a cargo ship in the Southern Ocean after a storm wrecked her boat as she competed in a round-the-world race.
Tags: Cnn, Southern Ocean, Susie Goodall


Solo yachtswoman rescued after shipwreck

Solo yachtswoman Susie Goodall has been successfully rescued by a cargo ship in the Southern Ocean after a storm destroyed her boat as she competed in a round-the-world race.
Tags: News, Stories, Southern Ocean, Susie Goodall


British solo sailor Susie Goodall is rescued by cargo vessel in the Southern Ocean

LONDON (AP) — British solo sailor Susie Goodall is rescued by cargo vessel in the Southern Ocean.
Tags: London, News, Sports, Ap, Southern Ocean, Nation & World, Susie Goodall


Rescue ship reaches solo yachtswoman but operation will be tricky

A rescue ship has now reached solo yachtswoman Susie Goodall, who has been adrift in the Southern Ocean since a storm destroyed her boat as she competed in a round-the-world race.
Tags: Cnn, Southern Ocean, Susie Goodall


Solo yachtswoman waits for rescue thousands of miles adrift in wrecked boat

A solo yachtswoman on an around-the-world race is now waiting to be rescued in the Southern Ocean after a storm destroyed her boat and left her injured.
Tags: Cnn, Southern Ocean


British solo yachtswoman awaits rescue after surviving Southern Ocean storm

Susie Goodall was taking part in Golden Globe round-the-world race when her boat overturned and lost its mastA major rescue operation is under way in the Southern Ocean after a British solo yachtswoman was injured and and her boat “destroyed” in a fierce storm on day 157 of a circumnavigation.Susie Goodall, the youngest competitor and only woman in the 30,000-mile Golden Globe round-the-world race, is at least two days from help after her boat overturned and lost its mast. Continue reading...
Tags: Sport, UK News, Sailing, Golden Globe, Southern Ocean, Susie Goodall