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New island discovered as Antarctica melts

February month, record high temperatures were reported in Antartica. In mid-February, researchers from Brazil claimed to have measured temperatures of 20.75 degrees Celsius on an island off the peninsula beating the record for the entire Antarctic region of 19.8 degrees Celsius in January 1982. Researchers with the International Thawaites Glacier Offshore Research project discovered the island at the end of February while sailing off the coast of the Pine Island Glacier ice shelf.