This is the Palmer Long Term Ecological Research 2011-2012 team – in other words, the friendly folks who, like me, are getting paid to play around in Antarctica. Yeah, okay, technically we are paid as “scientists,” but it’s really hard to call it a job when there are penguins and icebergs out in front of the office. From left to right: Luke, Domi, Travis, Josh, Kim, Kaycee, and me. We had to say goodbye to Domi and Josh last week. It was awful.