Happy New Years Eve Eve, everyone! Here are some penguins, friends in Santa hats, and Travis’s bepenguined unipajama. May the final moments of your 2011 be full of antics.
Hanukkah starts tonight at sundown… but here at Palmer Station, the sun won’t dip below the horizon until 12:06am, which is technically “tomorrow.” And a little farther south than us, the sun won’t set at all for the next few months! SO DOES ANTARCTICA EVEN GET TO CELEBRATE HANUKKAH?!?
Hey y’all! I’d like to introduce you to my new project. Everyone, this is SeaMonster. SeaMonster, meet everyone. SeaMonster is a blog about all things ocean-related – from surfing to ecology to politics to submarines – and written by folks from the United States and the UK. We hope you’ll enjoy it, whether you’re already interested in the ocean or you’re just into stuff like cool videos, current events, monsters, sculptures…
This is what I imagine childbirth might be like:
video by Chance Miller
This post is dedicated to Stephen Sansom. Stephen, your dirty socks have been in my backpack since I picked them up off the beach nine months ago, and they’re here with me in Antarctica. I’ve made sure that they’ve had a good time, of course: visiting penguin colonies, hanging out on the bow of the ship, and going on adventures that I’m not even allowed to join. Below is a picture of your socks strapped to some oceanographic equipment, about to be sent 3,008 meters underwater. Don’t worry, they came back just fine. Later this afternoon they’ll set their little holey soles on an island that hasn’t even been seen since the 1980s.