Monthly Archives: November 2011

More penguins

It’s going to be a bit of a running theme, but here are a couple more Adelie penguin photos from the last couple of days.

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Monster iceberg halts flights for the day!

Around mid-morning yesterday, one of my colleagues called me up to the Ops tower to come and have a look at the enormous iceberg that was gradually drifting around the southern tip of Rothera Point. By lunchtime it had completely … Continue reading

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Penguins

Here are a couple of Adelie penguins that I spotted whilst on a walk around the point.

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Spring

With summer on the way, the weather is improving rapidly. The last few days have given us blue skies and sunshine and, despite some heavy snow last weekend, gravelly grey earth and icy pools of melt-water are beginning to show … Continue reading

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Weddell seal

I went for a walk out on Rothera Point last night and spotted this Weddell seal sunbathing. It was ridiculously tame, and not in the least bit bothered by having me lying in the snow a few metres away with … Continue reading

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Flying!

One of the (many) perks of this job is the opportunity to get out and about in the skies above Antarctica. Throughout the summer season, BAS Twin Otters are constantly hopping between our various bases and science field camps, restocking … Continue reading

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Life in Antarctica

Since I arrived down here, friends and family back home have asked a lot of questions about the more mundane aspects of Antarctic life. Having now been South for a bit over a week, I feel slightly better qualified to … Continue reading

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