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Becker Point

BECKER POINT, ANTARCTICA-- Our second field camp was on the continent itself – dirt! I have to say that I prefer camping on the sea ice, but this late in the season, the likelihood of warm days and slushy surfaces would make that a distinctly wet possibility... {Read More »}

Bay of Sails

BAY OF SAILS, ANTARCTICA– One of the main goals of SCINI is to explore new areas. Our first target this year is Bay of Sails. I selected this general location because it is an “iceberg graveyard." {Read More »}

Meet Kamille, Benthic Ecologist

MCMURDO STATION, ANTARCTICA-- Kamille Hammerstrom drove Antarctic teams to the airport four times before she finally got to go herself. When she got here... {Read More »}

Meet Dustin, Our Software Engineer

MCMURDO STATION, ANTARCTICA-- Dustin Carroll, Software Engineer, tells us about his Antarctic experience and his work with the SCINI project... {Read More »}


MOSS LANDING, CALIFORNIA-- To introduce you to McMurdo Station, Antarctica, let’s get right into the jargon. There are abbreviations and acronyms for everything, and the new language adds to the disorientation of being in a new, strange, and extreme place... {Read More »}


MOSS LANDING, CALIFORNIA-- Last austral summer, SCINI engineer (also my husband) Bob Zook and I met up with the Exploratorium's Ice Stories team at McMurdo Station, Antarctica, for a live webcast about the SCINI project... {Read More »}

Diving by Proxy

MCMURDO STATION, ANTARCTICA-- Last week, we shot footage of our colleague John Weller preparing to SCUBA dive under the ice. I felt a definite pang of regret that I wasn't joining him in the 28 degree water... {Read More »}