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, 3 September 2009
Seals of Bird Island
A young elephant seal- around most of the year. Very small numbers breed in summer.
A young male fur seal- around all year. Thousands breed on the island in summer.
Leopard seal- our winter visitor. Comes to eat my penguins on cold snowy days.