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McMurdo Station

A brilliant aurora shimmers near McMurdo Station Special Projects Dominate McMurdo Winter
Around the Continent / McMurdo Station News
Thursday June 18, 2015

May is the first month of the year in which McMurdo Station receives no direct sunlight. Against this tranquil atmosphere, many winter residents find themselves engrossed in special, long-term projects that a bustling summer population just does not permit.

South Pole Station

2015 South Pole winter-overs pose with a photo of the 1957 crew. A final reunion for original South Pole winter-overs
Around the Continent / South Pole Station News
Friday June 12, 2015

South Pole has been continually occupied since 1956, when the U.S. Navy landed the first aircraft here and built a permanent station. Survivng members of the original 18 men who wintered over at the South Pole in 1957 held their last reunion this May.

Palmer Station

Fur seals lounge on the boardwalk leading to the seawater pumphouse. Wildlife visits Palmer Station
Around the Continent / Palmer Station News
Friday June 12, 2015

One of the many perks of being at Palmer Station is the abundance of local wildlife. May was a particularly active month for wildlife around station.

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