This week at Davis

20 August 2010
Sunrise The last few weeks have seen a spate of great days, with bright sunshine and clear nights. This has been encouraging everybody to get off station and visit the surrounding areas. Monday morning produced a great sunrise with plenty of colour. The colours are caused by a large number of Nacreous clouds, which have mother of pearl colour to them and while they look amazing they act as a catalyst in the breakdown of ozone. 20 August 2010

13 August 2010
Southern giant petrel chicks wait for a feed Giant petrels for all their size (they are the C130s of the Southern Ocean birds) are notoriously skittish and leave their nests and chicks quickly if disturbed. The colonies around Davis are believed to be right on the edge of their range so establishing cameras is a very non-invasive way of studying their habits and breeding success. 13 August 2010

6 August 2010
Jade berg near Davis Heading out to popular Bandit’s Hut for a couple nights via “Iceberg Alley”, we visited jade icebergs. The vibrant colours and distinct ripples and fractures throughout them are almost hypnotising, and we struggled to walk away from these amazing sights. 6 August 2010

30 July 2010
Davis expeditioner on bike A question that isn't asked that often, but should be, is how do we keep our beautiful beach-bodies buffed over the long dark cold winter months, and prevent them from becoming beachball-esque. 30 July 2010

23 July 2010
The sun is back It's hard to explain the anticipation of seeing the Sun after six weeks of darkness, and last Friday we saw our first signs of its smiling face. It arrived in earnest after about a week of theoretical sunrises blocked by a frustrating perpetual band of cloud on the northern horizon. Hooray! 23 July 2010

16 July 2010
Davis Olympics team flags Winter Olympics Davis style! 16 July 2010

9 July 2010
Traverse expeditioners `Welcome Back` to our traverse expeditioners. 9 July 2010

2 July 2010
Expeditioner making a dinner speech This week at Davis 2 July 2010

25 June 2010
Outdoors at the midwinter swim This week at Davis 25 June 2010

18 June 2010
This week at Davis 18 June 2010

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