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McMurdo Station

As the sea ice broke up, Adelie penguins stopped by the shores near McMurdo Station Shifting From Summer To Winter
Around the Continent / McMurdo Station News
Monday March 5, 2018

February was a month of big transitions at McMurdo Station. It started with vessel operations and the majority of science activities wrapping up. It ended with the last C-17 flight of the busy summer season ("Mainbody") leaving a small winter population to finish the station's metamorphosis into winter mode.

South Pole Station

Cooks and dining attendants serve up the annual Midwinter feast The Last Flights Of Summer
Around the Continent / South Pole Station News
Tuesday March 6, 2018

February is most likely the busiest month at South Pole. Everybody was involved in preparations for--and the aftermath of--the last flight of the summer season. From fuel-pit breakdown to cleaning out empty berthing rooms, the end of summer season is an all-hands job for the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station population.

Palmer Station

Members of the Ducklow and Schofield research teams deploy a water sampler with Rigil's winch A New Year
Around the Continent / Palmer Station News
Monday February 5, 2018

The New Year got off to a rocking start here at Palmer, with the community coming together for a party over the holiday weekend. We rang in 2018 with a performance from Palmer's band, which played covers as well as a few original songs. January also brought the return of the Research Vessel Laurence M. Gould, Long Term Ecological Research Project (LTER) scientists, divers and whale researchers, some noteworthy boating operations, and an exciting month for emergency teams at Palmer.

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