|Sailing route December 18 - 29, 2012|
Saturday, December 15, 2012
Antarctic Field Season Part I: South Shetland Islands, Eastern Antarctic Peninsula and Falkland Islands
During this trip we will visit Chinstrap penguin colonies in the South Shetland Islands and Adelie penguin colonies in the eastern Antarctic Peninsula. A stop at Snow Hill will hopefully bring Emperor penguin sightings, of which I have only ever seen juvenile birds...fingers crossed for stragglers leaving the colony to spend their winter at sea! In the Falkland Islands, we hope to see Rockhopper, Magellanic, and even King penguins, rounding out our adventure to visit the most regal of Antarctic birds.
As I travel, I will write more detailed accounts of our research activities on each island and the species of penguins that I encounter.
Almost time to board my flight, next post from Ushuaia!