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My dear friend Frank . . .

We bow our heads respectfully and with abundant sorrow — penguins, penguin-lovers, and all of us who knew Frank Todd and who are and will be indescribably saddened by news of his passing. Frank was a dear, life-long friend and the one who singularly molded and nurtured my love for penguins and Antarctica. Vividly, I recall every second of […]

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My dear friend Frank . . .

We bow our heads respectfully and with abundant sorrow — penguins, penguin-lovers, and all of us who knew Frank Todd and who are and will be indescribably saddened by news of his passing. Frank was a dear, life-long friend and the one who singularly molded and nurtured my love for penguins and Antarctica. Vividly, I recall every second of […]

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The Future Of Antarctica . . . Is Now! Climate Change Must Be Addressed!

  The Future Of Antarctica . . . Is Now! Climate Change Must Be Addressed! The 23rd anniversary season of the Antarctic Site Inventory launches shortly, capping a hugely successful and productive year for the nonprofit, non-advocacy, science, and education organization Oceanites . . . November 17, 2016 – Washington, DC USA — In three […]

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Antarctica Saved?

6:03pm, Thursday, October 27th. I was “in the pews” at the old Hutchins School in Hobart (Tasmania, Australia), now the headquarters of the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR). This is the body that regulates fishing for Antarctic toothfish, marketed here as Chilean sea bass, and for krill, the shrimp-like crustacean […]

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Huge Antarctic Conservation Achievements at CCAMLR 35 . . .

This has been a very memorable and exciting day in the history of CCAMLR — the Commission for Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources. Four key achievements have been advanced: • Establishing the world’s largest marine protected area in the Ross Sea • Establishing 100% observer coverage in the krill fishery • Adopting a 5-year […]

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Antarctic Krill Habitat Could Decline By 2100 Due To Climate Change . . .

A study reveals that the habitat of Antarctic krill could decline by the end of the 21st century due to warm water temperature. Source: Antarctic Krill Habitat Could Decline By 2100 Due To Climate Change : Nature & Environment : Science World Report

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The Mapping Application for Penguin Populations and Projected Dynamics (MAPPPD) is now live! . . .

The penguin population tool — MAPPPD (Mapping Application for Penguin Populations and Projected Dynamics) — that the Lynch Lab @ Stony Brook University & the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) have developed for Oceanites is now live. Go to: www.penguinmap.com Ron Naveen, from Oceanites, explains: “MAPPPD keeps Oceanites and the Antarctic Site Inventory on the […]

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