Tag Archives: Antarctica

Gentoo penguins

It’s time that I featured some of our other dwarvish neighbours – the gentoo penguins. There are a few small gentoo breeding colonies dotted around the base, which (apart from the eye-watering stench) can be brilliant places to sit and … Continue reading

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Bloody geeps

Are you feeling squeamish? Then read on… The next group of our neighbours that I’d like to introduce are a rowdy bunch, with appalling table manners. Giant petrels (known as geeps [pronounced ‘jeeps’] in the local vernacular) can be generously … Continue reading

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Comms team

With the season rapidly drawing to a close, it is high time that I sorted out the 2012-13 Rothera comms team photo. There are 6 of us in the team: Me (the outgoing comms manager) Tom Comms (the incoming comms … Continue reading

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Humpback whales

First things first – apologies for the recent lack of blogs. For a couple of weeks now it’s been almost impossible to get onto the website that I use. It seems to get upset with our grindingly slow internet connection, … Continue reading

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Elephant seals 1 – 0 Humans

There are some unusual logistical challenges that we face in Antarctica. In a couple of days’ time our resupply vessel, the RRS James Clark Ross, is due to dock at Rothera and spend a hectic few days unloading a year’s … Continue reading

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Ice

It’s been 14 months since I arrived in Antarctica, and in that time I’ve seen a lot of ice. In fact, it’s hard to overstate how much ice I’ve seen. Lots. And I really mean that. Fortunately I haven’t (yet) … Continue reading

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Flying to the Larsen Ice Shelf

It seems to be a long time since I last wrote a blog entry. This is because the start of the summer is a hectic time for the comms team, who work hard to keep up with all of the … Continue reading

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