Earliest satellite ice maps producedBBC | 24 Apr 2013
The earliest satellite maps of Arctic and Antarctic sea-ice have been assembled by scientists, showing the floes around the White Continent back in the 1960s were probably as extensive as they are now.
Sanford gets behind Ross Sea protectionNew Zealand Herald | 18 Apr 2013
Sanford is supporting the creation of the world's largest marine protected area in the Ross Sea near Antarctica - the fishing grounds for the controversial Antarctic toothfish - provided tougher rules are enacted for vessels catching fish near the 2.27 million sq km proposed reserve.
Australia to face Japan on whalingBBC | 12 Apr 2013
The UN's International Court of Justice sets dates for public hearings on Australia's challenge against Japan's whaling programme in Antartica.
New chart shows the entire topography of the Antarctic seafloor in detail for the first timeEurekAlert | 10 Apr 2013
Reliable information on the depth and floor structure of the Southern Ocean has so far been available for only few coastal regions of the Antarctic. An international team of scientists under the leadership of the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research, has for the first time succeeded in creating a digital map of the entire Antarctic seafloor.
Antarctic team digs deep to predict climate futureNew Zealand Herald | 06 Apr 2013
Nancy Bertler and her team took a freezer to the coldest place on Earth, endured weeks of primitive living and risked spending the winter in Antarctic darkness, to obtain ice that records our climate's past and could point to its future.
Melt 'causes Antarctic sea ice rise'BBC | 01 Apr 2013
A paradoxical phenomenon involving more melt water may explain the recent expansion of Antarctic sea ice, scientists tell Nature Geoscience journal.
The Antarctic is left defenceless to tourismThe Independent UK | 17 Mar 2013
Across most of Earth, a tourist attraction that sees 35,000 visitors a year can safely be labelled sleepy. But when it's Antarctica, every footstep matters. Tourism is rebounding here five years after the financial crisis and is now growing fast, with the number of cruise ship passengers visiting doubling in a year.
Kerry to speak on Ross Sea planNew Zealand Herald | 16 Mar 2013
United States Secretary of State John Kerry and New Zealand ambassador to the US, Mike Moore, will speak in Washington next week about protecting the Antarctic's Ross Sea. Both men will be at a function which will include a screening of the New Zealand film The Last Ocean.
Antarctica concerns grow as tourism numbers riseNew Zealand Herald | 16 Mar 2013
Across most of Earth, a tourist attraction that sees 35,000 visitors a year can safely be labelled sleepy. But when it's Antarctica, every footstep matters.Tourism is rebounding here five years after the financial crisis stifled what had been a burgeoning industry.
Anti-whaling 'pirates' told to stopNew Zealand Herald | 27 Feb 2013
Their supporters call them heroes. The Japanese government calls them terrorists. Now, the United States' largest federal court has labelled them pirates. In doing so, the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals castigated Paul Watson and members of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society he founded for the tactics used in their relentless campaign to disrupt the annual whale hunt off the dangerous waters of Antarctica.
Scientist calls Hugh's Fish Fight 'a tawdry piece of hack journalism'Guardian Unlimited | 27 Feb 2013
A bird scientist interviewed by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall for his Fish Fight series on Channel 4 has posted a scathing open letter on Facebook accusing him of portraying her in an "unfair and unflattering light" and producing a "tawdry piece of hack journalism".
Sea Shepherd ships clash with whalersNew Zealand Herald | 26 Feb 2013
Anti-whaling vessels from the Sea Shepherd organisation have collided with the whaling ship Nisshin Marym. The Institute of Cetacean Research (ICR), which owns the Japanese ship, said in a statement its vessel was rammed at least five times by Sea Shepherd vessels Steve Irwin, Bob Barker and Sam Simon in the Southern Ocean yesterday.
Whalers suspend huntNew Zealand Herald | 21 Feb 2013
Japanese whalers have temporarily suspended their annual hunt in the Southern Ocean because protesters are making refuelling too dangerous. Japan's Institute of Cetacean Research (ICR) says its Antarctic whale research mother ship Nisshin Maru was damaged yesterday (Wed) when it and a supply tanker were sabotaged by the Sea Shepherd ships Steve Irwin, Bob Barker and Sam Simon.
Sea Shepherd protest ships rammed by whalersNew Zealand Herald | 20 Feb 2013
Crews aboard an anti-whaling protest ship in the Southern Ocean have escaped injury but are struggling to mend "significant damage" to their vessel after it was rammed by Japanese whalers.
Sea Shepherd activists clash with Japanese whaler in Southern OceanGuardian Unlimited | 20 Feb 2013
Anti-whaling activists say a Japanese whaling ship has rammed two of their vessels, marking the first clash of this winter's "whale wars" in the freezing Antarctic seas. The marine conservation group Sea Shepherd called on Australia to send a naval vessel to the area after claims that the whaling fleet's factory ship, the Nisshin Maru, had collided with two of its vessels including its flagship, the Steve Irwin.