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Some Time to Think

DEADHORSE, ALASKA-- One of the reasons the polar bear diet is interesting is that it is fairly simple in comparison to the closely-related brown bear (grizzly bear). Polar bears mainly eat seals, and this is reflected in their dentition... {Read More »}



Holiday Season Fun at the South Pole

SOUTH POLE, ANTARCTICA-- It has been a fun and eventful holiday season here at the Pole which included a great Christmas dinner, a Race Around the World, and a party to ring in the new… {Read More »}



On the Menu

MCMURDO STATION, ANTARCTICA-- One of the necessary steps once arriving in McMurdo is going to the Food Room and collect all the food you will be bringing with you to the field... {Read More »}



We’ve Landed in the Middle of an Ice Sheet!

WAIS DIVIDE, ANTARCTICA-- We finally arrived at WAIS Divide. Our flight departed as planned and now the crew is here learning the ropes and getting used to how to survive constantly cold temperatures... {Read More »}



Fire Drills and Emergency Rations

ABOARD THE JOIDES RESOLUTION, ON THE BERING SEA-- Today started with an early fire drill. Everyone reported to their assigned life boat stations with our emergency gear on... {Read More »}



How Fat Is a Polar Bear?

DEADHORSE, ALASKA-- In the last dispatch, I wrote of polar bears getting by without food. In that situation – no food – the bears must be using body stores of fat for energy. Some bears can carry almost 50% of their body mass as fat... {Read More »}



Foodstores

MCMURDO STATION, ANTARCTICA-- (By Ron Hipschman) Peggy Malloy is THE person you want to be friends with if you are going out into the field with decent food. She is responsible for the field camp food stores... {Read More »}