Since 2011, I have been spending November to April each year working for the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) on Signy Island in the South Orkney Islands, Antarctica. I work as a Zoological Field Assistant on the penguin and seal long-term monitoring programme. Before this, I spent 2.5 years on the sub-Antarctic island of Bird Island, South Georgia, in the South Atlantic.

This blog gives readers an insight into my day-to-day life in the Antarctic, from my first trip south in 2008 to the present day.

Friday, 24 July 2009

and a few more pictures

The sea begins to freeze on a cold day (the base in the background)

Giant petrel, sheathbill and skua prints in the snow

Leopard seals

Wanderer chick in the snow (base in the distance)

White morph southern giant petrel in the snow. Most southern giant petrels here are greyish- we had 6 white ones breeding on the island this year. The white morph becomes more common at lattitudes further south.

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