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, 22 October 2009
Icebergs and elephant seals
Ewan, Me, Derren and Jose on a passing iceberg (Ewan's picture)
A lesser spotted southern ocean Mermaid (photo as requested by Mr Bell).
First birth of the season- elephant seal pup with its mum (only hours old).
Male elephant seal bull who is guarding the female and pup.