Sunday, November 6, 2011

Picture of the Day - November 6, 2011

The NOAA Marine Mammal Research Station at Cape Sherriff, Livingston Island.

A team of US scientists led by Mike Goebel (Antarctic Ecosystem Research Division, Southwest Fisheries Science Center, La Jolla, CA) and team members Kevin Pietrzak, McKenzie Mudge, Nicole (Ashley) Cook, and Jay Wright will spend up to 3 and 1/2 months here. The resulting long-term observations of Adelie, Gentoo, and chinstrap penguins, fur seals, leopard seals, and other birds and mammals are leading to new understanding of how polar and sub-polar species may respond to climate change. Although everyone is eager to transport the scientists and their gear to shore and allow them to open their summer camp, we are waiting for safe weather conditions in which to operate the small boats.

(Photo by P.H. Wiebe)

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