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AvastMH

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Antarctic ice a penguin's experience
« on: February 01, 2015, 06:20:54 pm »
Hi everyone,
I've been doing a bit of work for Penguin Watch, which has been flooded with new interest after a few news items over xmas. I thought this view of the sea between Goodier Island (http://www.geonames.org/maps/google_-64.826_-63.493.html) and (in the background) Wiencke Island, might be a small diversion:

The end of winter 2013. No sea ice,  low tide, some human beans, and a group of very unimpressed penguins who don't normally have to put up with being annoyed by the regular visitors. The building is the Boat Shed at Port Lockroy. It was an old whaling station so you see an old jaw bone to the right, and the ribs of an old whaler behind the penguins on the left.


A real spring thaw later in 2013 - presumably all penguins are out fishing...


...that didn't last for long! Looks almost like you could walk across the sea to Wiencke Island The black marks around the shed are sitting penguins (but not yet nesting)

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Re: Antarctic ice a penguin's experience
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2015, 06:25:37 pm »
 ;D

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Re: Antarctic ice a penguin's experience
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2015, 09:10:23 am »
And if you're really keen you could go and work there!

I was reading the zooniverse blog and thought - I recognise that shed!

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Re: Antarctic ice a penguin's experience
« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2015, 11:41:26 pm »

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Re: Antarctic ice a penguin's experience
« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2015, 03:51:16 pm »
Oh, that sounds perfect for me!  The penguins are just an added bonus :)