Monthly Archives: August 2012

Ask A Scientist: Wildlife

From Tucker High School in Atlanta, Georgia: What kind of animals live in Antarctica? Do they live there year round? The only animals that live at McMurdo station year round (except for humans) are the Weddell Seals. They survive the … Continue reading

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Ask A Scientist: Food

From Tucker High School in Atlanta, Georgia What kind of food is available for the scientists to eat at McMurdo Station and where is it grown? We eat almost entirely food that is flown in or brought in by ship … Continue reading

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A beautiful day.

Today was more of the same but the weather was amazing.  Here is what today looked like. Sunrise 11am Sunset 1pm

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Crazy Weather, Cool Toys, and an Ice Helmet

Our first two full days in Antarctica have been amazing. It’s a whole new world down here. The sun and moon skirt across the horizon like they are circling us, instead of rising in the east and passing over head. … Continue reading

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A Clear(ish) Day

    As with every Antarctic adventure the first few days on ice are getting our new remote lab set up and lots and lots of training to make sure 1) we are safe and 2) that we do not … Continue reading

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Rory’s welcome to Antarctica

The night before our flight we received word that our departure time had been pushed back and we were not report until noon instead of our original 6:30am. Extra sleep is always nice. We were greeted with an introduction safety … Continue reading

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Mid travel stop

The first leg of our trip takes us across the pacific and south to the lovely island of New Zealand.  Both Rory and I departed Portland Airport within a few hours of each other for Los Angeles but on separate … Continue reading

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The preparation.

Welcome to the blog of our great Antarctic adventure. Two of us have been going through a crazy amount of preparation prior to our two and a half month deployment to McMurdo station, Antarctica for which we leave tomorrow. There … Continue reading

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