Category Archives: Penguin

Nov 25: The Spirit of Sydney

Post by W&M undergraduate Domi Paxton. With the start of the diurnal tide on November 21, Kim and I have gone out sampling every day that we can. We have had several successful days, completing all 26 GPS points on our sampling grid. In addition to good sampling, we have been able to see lots of … Continue reading “Nov 25: The Spirit of Sydney” Continue reading

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Nov 13: Freshies

Post by W&M undergraduate Domi Paxton. Several things were in the works at Palmer Station this week. The RV Laurence M. Gould docked at station to bring two new scientists who are studying birds down here in Antarctica. The Gould only stayed for a day, as it needed to continue on to conduct a research cruise with … Continue reading “Nov 13: Freshies” Continue reading

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Oct 24: Echo Sounder

Posting by VIMS post-doctoral researcher Kim Bernard. Our echo sounder, or DT-X as its manufacturer Biosonics call it, sends sound waves out at a frequency of 120 kilohertz (kHz). The sound waves bounce off animals, like krill, in the water and return to the echo sounder. The acoustic returns are logged and later analyzed. The … Continue reading “Oct 24: Echo Sounder” Continue reading

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October 15: The Voyage to Palmer

Post by W&M undergraduate Domi Paxton After 9 days of traveling, I finally arrived at Palmer Station, Antarctica! I flew from Dulles International Airport down to Santiago, Chile and then landed in Punta Arenas, Chile to await my voyage by sea, aboard the Laurence M. Gould research vessel. I am working on a zooplankton acoustics project … Continue reading “October 15: The Voyage to Palmer” Continue reading

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Oct 8: Back to Antarctica

VIMS post-doctoral research associate Kim Bernard will be returning to the U.S. Palmer Research Station on the Antarctica Peninsula for another field season beginning in mid-October. Traveling with her is W&M undergraduate Domi Paxton. Their research, part of the ongoing … Continue reading Continue reading

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March 5: Rare visitor at Palmer Station

The crew at Palmer Station receives a rare visit from royalty as a large adult male Emperor penguin appears in the station’s “backyard.” Continue reading Continue reading

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