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The profile of a south polar skua, one of the most infamous seasonal residents around Antarctica. The Infamy of the Skua
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Monday November 16, 2020

Like clockwork in late November, the residents of McMurdo Station look to the sky and spot something that many haven't seen in months - birds. The arrival of these feathered creatures is greeted by many with curiosity and anticipation, but also with some suspicion.
The sun sets behind McMurdo Station's Chapel of the Snows. Building People Up at McMurdo's Chapel
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Friday December 15, 2017

The U.S. Antarctic Program brings people of all faiths and religious backgrounds together to support science at the bottom of the world. Situated at the end of town, McMurdo Station’s small, blue and white Chapel of the Snows stands out against the comparatively drab shipping container-like structures surrounding it.

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