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Reflections on CCAMLR 2018

The 37th meeting of the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources has just concluded, Oceanites once again participating as an officially invited, international expert observer. On larger matters before countries that are members of this Commission, I sadly report that none of the three proposed marine protected areas (MPAs) — East Antarctica, […]

My dear friend Mark . . .

With immense sorrow — all of us who knew Mark Epstein are saddened beyond description that he has passed away. He fought nobly and optimistically for his life, and, even with the end nearing, maintained his playfully mischievous sense of humor and zest for being with his friends and colleagues. All of us extend heartfelt […]

Antarctica’s Cracking Larsen C Ice Shelf . . .

As we’ve covered news of the growing crack in Antarctica’s Larsen C Ice Shelf a number of times in recent months, it seems worth providing an update here. While the enormous (probably more than 5,000 km²) soon-to-be iceberg has yet to actually calve, researchers from the British Antarctic Survey recently captured a video of the ice […]