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McMurdo Station

The Observation Hill Camera at McMurdo Station, March 2017 Getting Down To Business
Around the Continent / McMurdo Station News
Tuesday April 25, 2017

March, the first full month of the winter season, is all about getting into the swing of things, both in terms of working life and time off. With mainbody in our rearview mirror, attention has shifted from making that transition successful to completing winter projects.

South Pole Station

Runners line up at the starting line for the Race Around the World Polar Twilight
Around the Continent / South Pole Station News
Thursday April 13, 2017

The sun has finally dropped below the horizon. The equinox took place on March 20th and the sun set over the next few days. Unfortunately for station residents, the sky was overcast during much of the sunset, but there were a few times where it cleared enough for us to catch a peek of the spectacular sunset.

Palmer Station

Two humpback whales emerge from the water in Arthur Harbor just off of Palmer Station Science And Orcas And RHIBs, Oh My!
Around the Continent / Palmer Station News
Wednesday March 8, 2017

The month of February at Palmer Station was marked by the return of the Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) project and multiple visits from the Research Vessel Laurence M. Gould. The Gould dropped off a new marine technician, the first new Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat (RHIB), and a new science group.

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