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Cameraman Brian Igelman taping Emperor penguins on the sea-ice
near McMurdo, during the first Live from Antarctica electronic
Project Director Geoff Haines-Stiles atop one of the University
of Chicago's astronomical observatories at the South Pole: yes,
this day was unusually warm... and he put his bright red NSF parka
back on just a second later!
Geoff Haines-Stiles outside Shackleton's hut, at Cape Royds, one
of the protected historic sites from the "Heroic Age"
of Antarctic exploration.
Brian Igelman at work on the "ice-edge" with a science
team sampling algae: when you focus the camera on the horizon,
you realize the entire ice sheet on which you're standing is gently
bouncing up and down!
Adelie penguin colony, like that to be seen in LFA2's second program.
An Elephant seal. (NSF)
Antarctica from space. (NSF)
Krill, in close-up! (NSF)
Satellites can also image plankton in the seas around Antarctica.
Area of United States compared to that of Antarctica. (NSF)
The Antarctic ozone hole, as seen by Earth-orbiting satellites.
Palmer Station, with the R/V Polar Duke alongside the dock. (Ann
The Antarctic Peninsula is the only place in Antarctica where
grasses and certain other plants can survive on the surface. (Ann
Measuring the beak of an Adelie penguin, as part of a multi-year
study of breeding habits of chick survival.(Ann
An Adelie, with its distinctive circle-pattern around its eye.
"Up close and personal" with a penguin: the researchers'
contacts with all the wild creatures is strictly regulated under
the Antarctic Conservation Act. (Ann
Tossing and turning across the Drake Passage, some of the roughest
seas on Earth. (Ann
Readying a Zodiac inflatable, for research trips out to the islands
surrounding Palmer: there's a 2-mile boating safety limit. (Ann
Studying the plant life around Palmer. (Ann
Aboard a Zodiac, carefully sampling sea and wildlife. (Ann
Sending ocean-sampling instruments overboard from the R/V Polar
Duke, on an especially beautiful day. (Ann
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and may not be downloaded or reproduced with out permission.
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