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Antarctic Field Season 2005

Steve Emslie, Jerzy Smykla, Stephen Loiacono (an undergraduate student of Steve's) and I are heading south again to continue the National Science Foundation funded work we began in 2000-2001 and continued in 2003-2004. Our plans this year include spending 2 weeks at McMurdo, with visits to the new site we found at Cape Royds late last season, and a possible trip out to Beaufort Island (as long as Iceberg 15A stays in place and keeps the sea ice intact for the next few weeks), then a return to the Italian base, Mario Zucchelli Station (renamed from Baia Terra Nova in honour of the late Mario Zucchelli, head of the Italian Antarctic Programme for 16 years and architect of the station at Terra Nova Bay, who died suddenly last year) to revisit some sites from last year and make another attempt on Cape Adare (Click for Map and here for a map comparing Antarctica with the United States for scale).

We will again fly to McMurdo aboard an LC-130 ski plane, and visit our field sites with support from helicopters (all logistic arrangements are provided by Raytheon Polar Services). Our season will last from latest December until early February.

In the adjacent frame you will find links to the Update pages I will create while we are in Antarctica during our field season. These pages contain links to digital images that illustrate our experiences while they are happening. All opinions expressed in the Updates are my responsibility, and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Steve or other members of our group.

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Iceberg frozen into sea ice near Marble Point Leaving Antarctica in C-141 1000 yr. old mummified chick from Cape Barne site Penguins massed at ice edge ready to dive near Cape Crozier
Dunlop Island Field Site Cape Hickey Site 1 Shackleton's Hut at Cape Royds Close-up view of leopard seal teeth