Scientists say the largest iceberg in 50 years has broken away from Antarctica's Amery Ice Shelf. The 1,636 sq km iceberg, known as D28, will continue to be monitored as it could pose a risk to shipping.
Sources: BBC News
Sources: BBC News
A tabular iceberg slightly larger than the size of Mallorca, dubbed A-76, calves from the Ronne Ice Shelf in Antarctica's Weddell Sea.
The world’s second-largest egg is discovered on Seymour Island, Antarctica. The egg, which is also the very first fossil egg from Antarctica and the largest soft-shelled egg ever discovered, may challenge the notion that mosasaurs and plesiosaurs were fully viviparous according to scientists.
Scientists discover a large colony of more than 750,000 pairs of Adélie penguins on the Danger Islands in Antarctica.
Mount Hope, in a disputed region of Antarctica, is found to be the highest mountain in territory claimed by the United Kingdom. Ben Nevis in Scotland is the highest mountain in the United Kingdom.
A giant iceberg covering approximately 6000 km2 breaks away from the Larsen C Ice Shelf in Antarctica.
Australian icebreaker, "Aurora Australis", runs aground in Antarctica with 68 people on board. There are no reports of injuries. The Australian Antarctic Division (AAD) said blizzard conditions are hampering attempts to assess damage.
According to a new NASA (U.S.) study, ice sheet gains outweigh losses on the continent of Antarctica. An increase in snow accumulation that began 10,000 years ago outweighs increased losses from the continent's thinning glaciers. In 2013, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change findings suggested gains were not keeping up with losses. NASA glaciologist Jay Zwally said, "We’re essentially in agreement with other studies ... (except) ice gain in East Antarctica and the interior of West Antarctica exceeds losses in the other areas."
The governments of the United States, Australia, New Zealand and the Netherlands protest the start of Japan's whaling season off the coast of Antarctica.
NASA researchers in Antarctica discover cold-water Lysianassidae, shrimp-like amphipods, living in the water beneath the Ross Ice Shelf.
It is reported that an iceberg the size of Luxembourg has struck the Mertz Glacier, breaking it in half.