Trees!
I’m home! The end of my trip was a bit crazy with the flooding in Punta Arenas and I apologize for being out of touch. Thanks to all who have written and checked in- I am fine. I arrived in Punta…
Flood
I'm still on the ship and am "standing by." We had to pull away from the pier and anchor offshore last night because of the flood. Everyone on the LMG is feeling a bit restless and ready to move on…
Jamee Johnson
I am still on the ship! I was supposed to move to the hotel today, but the pier is washed out and a seawall has broken. We actually had to leave the dock because everything is such a mess. I hope…
Fur Seal Pup
I’m back in Punta Arenas; we arrived last night while I was sleeping. It’s a rainy, gray day. I’ll be moving off the ship tomorrow and in the mean time need to return my ECW gear and get repacked…
Donna, Jen and Shawn
Donna Patterson-Fraser is a seabird ecologist and a bird whisperer, for certain. The opportunity to get out in the field with Donna and field biologists Jen Blum and Shawn Farry during my time at…
Emblem of the Antarctic Treaty
I mentioned in yesterday’s journal that while sitting in Poland’s Arctowski Station on King George Island, I thought a great deal about the Antarctic Treaty. The treaty states that Antarctica is to…
Polish explorer Arctowski
I enjoyed our tour of Arctowski, a Polish scientific research station on King George Island yesterday. Polish explorer Henry Arctowski The people stationed there were friendly and welcoming and had…
Suited up
Today we picked up four people from an American field camp, called Copacabana, on King George Island. The camp belongs to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and is used by…
Gentoo Penguin
Today we dropped off Dr. Bockheim and his team of geologists at Cierva Point where they will stay for the next 3 weeks. Four of them are staying in the remote location and will need food, water and…
Western Antarctic Peninsula
The LMG is underway. Saying goodbye to Palmer Station and to the wonderful people there was sad, but I feel incredibly lucky. I have never met a more gracious, thoughtful, hardworking group of…
LMG
I moved back onto the ship yesterday, and am adjusting slowly to the idea of leaving Palmer Station. While I was in the field with Donna Patterson-Fraser on Friday, we could see the Gould…
Maggie and Chuck Amsler
My time at Palmer Station is coming to an end. The two weeks I’ve spent here have been a wonderful whirlwind. Not only have I been surrounded by amazing wildlife and beautiful glaciers, I have also…