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.
Thursday, 23 July 2009
A few pictures
A winters day
Young wanderer enjoying the sun
Dave, Jose, Ewan, Derren and me, enjoying Dave's picnic bench midwinter present for Derren
Otoliths (ear bones) from 3 species of fish (the ones on the right are about 3mm long). I have spent many hours in the lab sorting/identifying/counting/measuring thousands of these!