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.
Saturday, 21 August 2010
Leopard seal in the water.
Willis Islands from Bird Island, with giant petrels and a wadering albatross.
The cave at Cave Crag (where me and Claudia camped last night).
Gentoo's coming home for the night after a day at sea.