Ross Dinyari will speak and show photographs from Antarctica, South Georgia and the Falkland Islands June 7 at the Jesup. PHOTOS COURTESY OF JESUP LIBRARY

Wildlife and change on the frozen continent

BAR HARBOR — Ross Dinyari will discuss his most recent trip to Antarctica, South Georgia and the Falkland Islands Friday, June 7, at 7 p.m. at the Jesup Memorial Library.

Dinyari, who has been to Antarctica four times, first visited in 2001 and has noted steady changes to the landscape in that time.

“The global weather and temperature changes [have made] tangible footprints in the pristine and the completely isolated frozen continent,” he said.

Other impacts, noted by many researchers, have been seen from the whaling, plastic and chemical industries.

Fur seals are among the many animal species Dinyari saw and photographed. PHOTOS COURTESY OF JESUP LIBRARY

Antarctica is home to a wide array of animals, many of which Dinyari photographed during his trip. These include penguins (gentoo, chinstrap, Adelie, king, macaroni, rock hopper and Magellanic), seals (fur, elephant, crabeater, leopard and Weddell), albatross (wandering and black browed), whales (killer, fin, humpback and blue, sperm) and many more. The southern ocean surrounding Antarctica is also home to more than 75 percent of the world’s marine biomass.

Dinyari will also speak about the geography of the continent, organizational arrangement and tourism in Antarctica.

Contact 288-4245.


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