Amy Whitehead's Research

the ecological musings of a conservation biologist

Antarctica

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This is just a super quick post to say bye for now & have a great (antipodean) summer. Yesterday I flew south from New Zealand to Ross Island in Antarctica to begin an eight week fieldtrip to monitor Adelie penguins.  This is the fourth year I’ve been luckly enough to be involved in this research and it’s always a hectic but exciting time of year.

We don’t have internet out at Cape Bird this year (as we shouldn’t at a remote field camp on a remote island at the bottom of the world), which means I can’t keep you posted with what we are up to.  However, it will mean that I have plenty of time to hone my blog posts for when we get back in early February, so expect a flurry of photos and posts then.  In the meantime, you can find out more about the work that we are doing and meet some of the wildlife out at Cape Bird.

Adélie penguin

Adélie penguin

Skua

Skua

Weddell seal

Weddell seal

Crabeater seal

Crabeater seal

Leopard seal

Leopard seal

Orca

Orca

I’ll be back in 2014 – have a fabulous christmas & new year!

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