Antarctic Ocean

84 results for Antarctic Ocean

vLex Rating
  • Winnipeg Man Home Soon After Anti-Sealing Incident

    [David Nickarz] has previously protested against Japanese whaling fleets in the south Antarctic Ocean on the ship, and has spoken out against malathion mosquito fogging in Winnipeg. The 36-year-old will spend a week in Toronto before heading back to Winnipeg, and is awaiting the return of his camera, which was among the belongings seized.

  • Criminal or Conservationist? Paul Watson Marks Year at Sea After Fleeing Arrest

    The environmentalist known for his clashes with the law was transiting through Germany last May when he was arrested at the behest of the Costa Rican government, which claims he endangered the crew of one of its fishing vessels in Guatemalan waters in 2002. The appeal court ruling last December castigated Sea Shepherd for its methods and overturned an earlier decision dismissing a lawsuit by...

  • The Tip of the Iceberg

    It would be wonderful if heaps of young people could see Antarctica, how wild and remarkable it is," says University of Auckland professor Maj De Poorter, an Antarctic environmental advocate and adviser to the World Conservation Union. De Poorter says such new "ambassadors" could work to preserve Antarctica's environment. But she adds that she would hope that such trips would be...

  • Taking carbon down.

    ...Millions and millions of them. This is what scientists from the British Antarctic Survey and the Centre for Coastal Studies of the University of Hull illustrated in their recent .... Antarctic krill (Euphausia superba)--those small crustaceans that flood the Southern Ocean--have recently been recognized as a major source of carbon sinks. Scientists have known for years ...

  • Other fish in the sea.

    ... shrimp living near a 407[degrees]C seafloor vent and life thriving 700 metres down in the Antarctic Ocean. These are a sampling of the findings of the Census of Marine Life (CoML). The CoML, a ...

  • Cold peace: Arctic cooperation and Canadian foreign policy.

    ...Nuclear submarines prowled the Arctic Ocean while long-range bombers circled overhead. Runways and radar stations were built across the ...For unlike the Antarctic, a continent surrounded by oceans, the Arctic is an ocean surrounded by continents. UNCLOS has been ...

  • Losing ice.

    A 40-kilometre-long strip of ice believed to underpin the Antarctic's Wilkins Ice Shelf snapped earlier this year, raising concerns that the breach will allow ocean ...

  • The Dark Side of Do-Gooding

    The most dramatic confrontation occurred Tuesday in the Antarctic as environmental extremists from Paul Watson's Sea Shepherd group harassed a Japanese whaling vessel. The whaler and Mr. Watson's multimillion-dollar speedboat collided as it attempted to cross the ship's bow. Speed was no match for substance and Mr. Watson's boat is now missing about 10 feet of its bow. Some means of protest are...

  • Today in History - July 11

    In 1980, L'Anse aux Meadows, on the northern tip of Newfoundland where Vikings formed a settlement more than 1,000 years ago, was declared the first World Heritage Site by a special United Nations committee. Norwegian explorer Helge Ingstad found the site in 1960 after searching for the Vikings' trail along Newfoundland's coast for months, relying on 16th-century maps and ancient descriptions of ...

  • Today in History - Jan. 17

    In 1981, President Ferdinand Marcos signed documents declaring an end to eight years of martial law in the Philippines. In 1984, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled the private use of videocassette recorders to tape television programs did not violate copyright laws.

  • Hansen's Last Stand.

    .... His analysis starts with paleoclimalic (climate history) records from ocean floor sediments and kilometres-deep Antarctic ice cores dating from 425,000 years ago. The book's ...

  • Antarctic Tourists Survive Evacuation

    Our passengers are safe and accounted for and that's our first priority," Kira Zack, spokeswoman for Toronto-based G.A.P Adventures, told CanWest News Service. G.A.P. Adventures owns the Explorer and operates several different tours in the Antarctic. "We're going to be doing a full investigation," Zack said. She added that the Explorer passed a safety inspection just four weeks ago....

  • Red Amundsen Our Flag in White Arctic

    I don't think about these things. I focus on what I have to do," says Capt. Stéphane Julien, a charismatic and intense veteran of the Arctic, whose job is to manoeuvre the [Amundsen] into patches of ice most suitable for scientific research. "Oh, sure, you can say, 'I'm going to go wherever I want, whenever I want,' but I wouldn't trade this ship for any other," he says, noting...

  • An Alaskan perspective: the relationship between the US and Canada in the Arctic.

    .... Educated in the UK, I had learned about British Antarctic and Arctic explorations and the role of the Hudson's Bay Company in exploring the remote regions of ... had travelled right across the continent from Trois-Rivieres to the Arctic and Pacific oceans spurred President Thomas Jefferson to dispatch the "corps of discovery" under the leadership of ...

  • Have Your Say

    ...The Arctic ice cap is rapidly disappearing, the Greenland glacier is melting and Antarctic ice shelves are crumbling into the sea. The world's oceans are rising, warming and becoming more ...

  • Photo Advisory Addition

    The intiative by local leaders with close ties to the hard-hit New York City borough provided about 25 homes on property owned by Faith Church The Congressional Medal of Honor Society is in Newtown to honor six educators killed in the December elementary school massacre with its highest civilian award - 4:30 p.m. MAINE A 12-year-old boy is expected to make his first court appearance for a multi-ap...

  • Scientists Discover Four New Species of 'Killer' Sponges Off Pacific Coast

    Scientists discover new 'killer' sponges -- VANCOUVER - They look like fuzzy fingers, waving gently from the depths of the ocean floor but make no mistake -- they're stone cold killers.

  • Flag-planting: what legal framework governs the division of the Arctic continental shelf?

    On 2 August 2007, the Russians planted a titanium flag on the floor of the Arctic Ocean at the presumed spot of the North Pole. This act of bravado was an effective public relations ...Antarctica, the only remaining continent not subject to state sovereignty, benefits from a treaty that, at ...

  • Teething Syrup Kills 84

    The United States, which worries that Iran has used Pakistani know-how in pursuit of nuclear arms, said the disgraced scientist's release would be "extremely regrettable. WILLIAMSBURG, Va. -- En route to the world security conference in Germany, U.S. Vice-President Joe Biden warned Friday the United States faces daunting economic and security problems in Afghanistan and will need help from...

  • Today in History - Nov. 23

    In 1987, the United Nations opened its archives on Nazis and Japanese war crimes, exposing facts and allegations about 36,000 people including Kurt Waldheim. In 2001, a UN war crimes tribunal in The Hague charged former Yugloslav president Slobodan Milosevic with genocide during the 1992-95 Bosnian war.

  • Ice-Shelf Collapse Offers New Look at the Antarctic

    When we were there, we feel so far from the cities where we usually live and we are really in the middle of nowhere," Gauthier Chapelle, a biologist based in Brussels, said of his recent trip to the Antarctic with 50 other scientists on the Census of Marine Life expedition. They found 1,000 species, including a prehistoric-looking Antarctic ice fish that has no red blood cells; bright pink...

  • Co2 Cannot Warm the Oceans

    ...If he would check the NSIDC ice reports he would find that the Antarctic ice is in an increasing cycle. Ice shelves breaking up are a normal occurrence as ice builds up on the continent. He states that "the Arctic ice cap is rapidly disappearing." Of course he has failed ...

  • Today in History - Nov. 28

    In 2000, the Dutch parliament approved a bill by a vote of 104-40 vote to allow euthanasia and physician assisted suicide, making it the first country to formally legalize the practice. In 2002, Roy Romanow's Commission on the Future of Health Care in Canada report recommended a $15-billion cash infusion by 2006 for a sweeping expansion of medicare that would stop the growth of private medicine.\...

  • Arctic Surfers Ride the Wild in Centrepiece of Film Festival

    ... above the Arctic Circle, hemmed in between snow-covered mountains and the frigid Atlantic Ocean, dwelling in near-constant darkness in a driftwood shack of their own construction. And yeah, they ...The Last Great Climb is a riveting account of a first ascent of an isolated Antarctic peak, while Spice Girl profiles Hazel Findlay, a traditional climber from Britain who excels on ...

  • Today in History - Jan. 17

    In 1981, President Ferdinand Marcos signed documents declaring an end to eight years of martial law in the Philippines. In 1984, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled the private use of videocassette recorders to tape television programs did not violate copyright laws.