19 December 2018 More Answers to Student Questions and a Station Tour #2 video

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mkhall
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Delightful blog

I so enjoy reading about your adventure MIke!

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MK, Thank you for the kind words on the journal. I look forward to reading YOUR journals just one short year from now! I've met LOTS of people here at SPS who work on your IceCube project and I KNOW you will have a great experience!

Abby Post
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Seals

Are seal dangerous?

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Abby, Yes and no! The seals that were in the pictures are huge Weddell Seals. They are around 9-10 feet long and weigh up to 1000 pounds! They have big teeth, much like a dog) so they could hurt you if you got too close. We stayed as far away as we could! They mostly were asleep and didn't even seem to notice us, so as long as we kept our distance and didn't make them feel threatened, we were safe.

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Location: Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station, Antarctica
Coordinates:
Latitude: 90° 0' 0" S
Longitude: 0° 0' 0" E
Weather Summary: High winds, blowing snow
Temperature: -12˚F
Wind Chill: -37˚F
Wind Speed: 25 knots

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