One of my favorite things to do in Antarctica was lay on the ice and feel all the sounds that the Weddell seals below the ice were making. Sometimes the loud volume even made me second guess if the…
View from Ski-doo on morning commute
Today marks 50 days since I left the Ice. Though I am glad to be home and was able to enjoy the holiday season with my friends and family I definitely miss working in Antarctica. This journal entry…
My going away party in the Coffee House
Have you ever been on a flight home and dreamed of yourself, collecting your baggage, purchasing a new ticket, and flying back to where you just came from? Well, that is what I really wanted to do.…
One of the essential questions our team is investigating is: When are Weddell seal pups ready to go in the water? To answer that question our team measures the pups metabolic rates, how much energy…
Emily Whitmer at Hutton Cliffs field site
Meet one of the Growing Up on Ice team's Veterinarians Emily Whitmer Emily Whitmer at Hutton Cliffs field site Name: Emily Whitmer Title: Veterinary Fellow at The Marine Mammal Center What state…
The following video is about 13 minutes long. I watched this mom and pup pair try to exit the water for about an hour. While editing I did not add any music, because you can hear the sounds of the…
Hi Everyone, Check out this cute short video I made with a few video clips and pictures of Weddell seals, I hope you enjoy!
McMurdo Fire Station
McMurdo Fire Station A special Thank You to William Newtown and Captain Steven Kilpatrick for the oportunity to tour the McMurdo Fire Station. McMurdo Engine #1 McMurdo Fire Station has two…
What are you doing? Baby seal
What are you doing? Baby seal Picture taken under ACA Permit number 2018-013 M#1 MMPA Permit Number 21006-01 Exciting news: On Monday November 4th at 12:30pm EST I will be hosting a live event from…
Kevin Dennert, Glenn Pawlowski and I preparing to launch weather balloon.
On October 19th I had the awesome opportunity to launch a weather balloon at McMurdo Station. A special thank you to the NPP MeteorologyMeteorology is the study of the atmosphere, weather and weather…
Seal comparison to Sea Lion Chart
A very common question is: What is the difference between a seal and a sea lion. Looking at the chart below, you can see three differences. Seal comparison to Sea Lion Chart Photo Credit: National…
Outside of McMurdo Medical Center
Thank you to the medical staff that gave me an excellent tour of the McMurdo Medical Center. McMurdo Medical Center The medical center is very important, anyone that gets hurt or just is not…