This week at Davis

  • Sunset to the south west of station

    5 November 2010

    The Melbourne Cup was watched with eager anticipation from all punters alike, with the proceeds of the sweepstake going to charity. Last week saw Kim and Ben, helped by Nick on Friday, going around all the huts and tidying them up, ready for field work for the summer season. Long days in the field hardly feel like a chore when you have Adelie penguins coming to check out what you’re up to, seal pups galore, and a sunset so incredible that you have to be here to believe it. The Melbourne Cup was watched with eager anticipation from all punters alike, with the proceeds of the sweepstake going to charity. Last week saw Kim and Ben, helped by Nick on Friday, going around all the huts and tidying them …

  • An outrage: Scottish flag flying in Australian Antarctic Territory

    29 October 2010

    Lots has been happening at Davis. A walk around the station reveals mischief, works in progress preparing for the arrival of Voyage 1 and new expeditioners, the the results of a fishing competition, a lucky few witnessing the collapsing of a thawing lake, and penguins at sunset - magic! Lots has been happening at Davis. A walk around the station reveals mischief, works in progress preparing for the arrival of Voyage 1 and new expeditioners, the the results of a fishing competition, a lucky few witnessing the collapsing of …

  • Fast ice margin looking east from Magnetic Island

    20 October 2010

    We visited Magnetic Island, the site of a large Adélie penguin colony, so that Adam could make adjustments to the cameras set up there. There were a number of birds scattered around the colony, but most were not yet committing themselves to a position. One conscientious individual must have arrived a few days earlier as he had already finished his nest, ready for his partner when she returns. We visited Magnetic Island, the site of a large Adélie penguin colony, so that Adam could make adjustments to the cameras set up there. There were a number of birds scattered around the colony, but most were not yet committing …

  • Pinnacle and butte icebergs

    15 October 2010 Single page view

    On one of the best days we've had for a while. Trips to Brookes, Trajer Ridge, Bandits Hut. SAR exercise and other activities.

  • Team Dieso

    8 October 2010

    Overcast skies returned late Tuesday, followed by the wind on Wednesday night. However this did not deter the intrepid-type expeditioners who still managed to maximise photo ops on the clear-sky days for sight seeing expeditions to the Sorsdal Glacier and a wild life spotting tour around Long Fjord. Local wildlife came to investigate expeditioners and when they'd had enough, just left... Overcast skies returned late Tuesday, followed by the wind on Wednesday night. However this did not deter the intrepid-type expeditioners who still managed to maximise photo ops on the clear-sky days for sight seeing expeditions to the Sorsdal Glacier and …

  • Icebergs near Magnetic Island

    1 October 2010

    We headed off to investigate the area around Bandit's Hut and happened upon a group of emperor penguins milling not far from the entrance to Tyrne Sound. We got off the quads several hundred metres away and settled on the ice to watch them. They quickly spotted us and marched over to investigate, staying for close to an hour as we clicked away. We headed off to investigate the area around Bandit's Hut and happened upon a group of emperor penguins milling not far from the entrance to Tyrne Sound. We got off the quads several hundred metres away and settled on the …

  • The release of the long-duration stratospheric super-pressure balloon from McMurdo Station

    24 September 2010

    An image depicting the Mother of Pearl appearance that high polar stratospheric clouds can exhibit. As beautiful as they are, their chemistry helps to break down the ozone layer every spring. An image depicting the Mother of Pearl appearance that high polar stratospheric clouds can exhibit. As beautiful as they are, their chemistry helps to break down the ozone layer every spring. …

  • Collage of transport-over-ice photos

    17 September 2010

    Blowing snow at the moment - has calmed a little, but I'm not leaving Ops until its below 100 km/hr. Blowing snow at the moment - has calmed a little, but I'm not leaving Ops until its below 100 km/hr. …

  • Penguins paddling through the ice

    10 September 2010

    Many great photo opportunities arose on our recent trips which included Bandits, Watts hut, and Suter Island. We also found out which of us are Masters of Trivia and benefited from Nige's baking sessions with Kim. Many great photo opportunities arose on our recent trips which included Bandits, Watts hut, and Suter Island. We also found out which of us are Masters of Trivia and benefited from Nige's baking sessions with Kim. …

  • An aerial view of Davis in January 1957

    3 September

    One of the main goals of the 2010 wintering team at Davis has been the on-going work on a new living quarters for the station, which are considerably different to those experienced by the initial Davis wintering team in 1957.  This week we look back at the conditions and facilities provided for that initial Davis wintering team. One of the main goals of the 2010 wintering team at Davis has been the on-going work on a new living quarters for the station, which are considerably different to those experienced by the initial Davis wintering team in 1957.  …

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