Newsletter of SGHT

The May edition of the Newsletter of the South Georgia Heritage Trust and Friends of South Georgia Island is available via the following links. This edition details the successful completion of the rat eradication programme and habitat restoration work. Download May 2018 Newsletter from SGHT site (7Mb PDF file) Download May 2018 Newsletter from FOSGI…

Launch of UK-US Thwaites Glacier programme

A joint UK-US Antarctic research programme – the largest joint project undertaken by the two nations in Antarctica for more than 70 years – was launched at BAS this week (30 April). The International Thwaites Glacier Collaboration (ITGC) aims to improve predictions of future sea-level rise by studying how the collapse of the Thwaites Glacier…

Request for information – research about the discovery of the emperor penguin

Request from ex-Dumont d’Urville winterer: I am currently doing some research about the discovery of the emperor penguin and focusing at the moment on the Royal Society IGY Antarctic Expedition at Halley Bay. When the landing site was discovered in January 6th, 1956 a colony of emperors was discovered as well. Any chance you know who I should contact to see/obtain some photos of them this day?