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Antarctic Life: A Look Back At Our Time In the Field, Part 3

The members of our team are now either home or still in the process of making their way there. Looking back at our time in the field here in Antarctica, I want to share some… {Read More »}



Antarctic Life: A Look Back At Our Time In the Field, Part 2

The members of our team are now either home or still in the process of making their way there. Looking back at our time in the field here in Antarctica, I want to share some… {Read More »}



Antarctic Life: A Look Back At Our Time In the Field, Part 1

As our team finishes up and we all make our way back to the States, I thought I'd post a variety of photos from our time in Antarctica. Our first stop on the journey home… {Read More »}



Like No Other: The South Pole Christmas Tree

My new favorite thing in the whole universe is the Christmas tree at the South Pole: The second I saw it... ...I fell in love with it. As it's been explained to me, the tree… {Read More »}



What Passes for Weather

We're guaranteed to have a white Christmas (of sorts) here at the South Pole. But it won't snow. It is normally too cold here for any form of precipitation. The snow on the ground here… {Read More »}



Melting Glacial Torrents

CAPE BIRD, ANTARCTICA-- We paid a visit to Cape Bird to begin a pilot project to assess the hemoglobin and hematocrit (red blood cell count) levels of penguins. In the past we’ve found that there… {Read More »}



Ice Balloons Activity

Here's a great activity! {Read More »}



Finishing Our Field Work

In this latest audio dispatch, I describe the end of our field work here--taking down our camp and setting our devices so they continue to collect data for us for the next two years. In… {Read More »}



Hatching Eggs

CAPE ROYDS, ANTARCTICA-- Today the first eggs hatched here at Cape Royds, a few days later than the timing of this event last year. The colony is eerily quiet. Seems like there should be some… {Read More »}



The Barrier to Lake Conway

In this audio dispatch I describe our team's attempt to travel to Lake Conway, one of the sites where we were planning to place our GPS instruments. On the way there, however, our team found… {Read More »}