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McMurdo Station

Shoveling out the weight and fitness room in Building 155 As the Condition 1 Wind Blows
Around the Continent / McMurdo Station News
Wednesday August 12, 2015

A C-17 again flew into McMurdo this past month, carrying cargo, fresh food and another small mountain of mail. However, unlike June's near-flawless arrival, this time the capriciousness of Antarctica's winter weather would not allow this flight to be pulled off quite so easily.

South Pole Station

The South Pole Station under the Aurora Chilling Out at the South Pole
Around the Continent / South Pole Station News
Wednesday August 12, 2015

July has been one of the coldest months in a long time at the South Pole, having broken two records and tied a few more. The station experienced 20 consecutive days below minus 60 degrees Celsius (minus 76 degrees Fahrenheit), breaking the old record of 16 days in 1997.

Palmer Station

Several large icebergs locked in the thick sea ice in Arthur Harbor. Of Ice and Penguin Sushi
Around the Continent / Palmer Station News
Friday August 14, 2015

Ice around the station has been in a near constant state of change and this month began with a combined Midwinter dinner and Fourth of July celebration. One of the crowd favorites at dinner was penguin sushi, named for the roll’s shape.

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