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Capt. Pieter Lenie views ice conditions after the research vessel HERO met impenetrable ice on Dec. 3, 1977. Passing of a Legend
Features / Back in the Day
Monday April 20, 2015

Those who knew Capt. Pieter J. Lenie - the scientists who depended on him to reach the unreachable and the crew that depended upon him for their lives - the long-serving master of the research vessel Hero was, well, a hero. His death at age 91 marks the end of an era.
McMurdo Station residents sort through 16 large cardboard boxes of skua, miscellaneous items left behind by others. Sorting It Out
Features / Life on the Ice
Monday April 06, 2015

A scavenger bird of the Antarctic, skua is also the adopted name for the collection of miscellaneous items that USAP participants leave behind for use by current and future residents. The collection of available skua is never greater than at the beginning of the winter.

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