This week at Davis

  • Coffee artistry from Davis station

    28 May 2010

    Davis Station, Antarctica 68º35'S 77º58'E As the days shorten we focus more and more on the night sky, Zupy has been making movies of the Aurora Australis and has posted one on YouTube that is worth a visit. The humble …

  • Davis station Expeditioners checking out a fire alarm in the main power house caused by a faulty plug.

    21 May 2010

    We have had our fair share of alarms lately, most just faulty sensors or stirred up dust, but some an early warning of potential trouble providing a timely reminder of how much we stand to lose to a major fire. …

  • Expeditioner standing near hole in the ice

    14 May 2010

    The story of the mysterious ice hole...

  • 'Welcome to Davis' sign, with snow

    7 May 2010

    Snow, medivac and blizzard - plus Hagglunds training.

  • Elephant seal get-together on the beach in front of Davis station

    30 April 2010

    The beach in front of Davis is a favoured locality for elephant seals, where they complete moulting over several weeks before heading back to sea to feed and regain condition over the winter months.

  • Davis expeditioners

    23 April 2010

    Davis helped out with promotion of the Cancer Council's Biggest Morning Tea. Gathering table, chairs, cloth, doilies, cups, saucers and teapot we joined the last of the elephant seals still moulting along the high tide line.

  • Young male elephant seal before the sea froze

    16 April 2010

    Davis this week has gone from cold to colder, Wednesday's temperature hitting a low of minus 22C, enough to make your eyebrows and whiskers freeze as this young elephant seal confirms.

  • Davis station Expeditioner leading the way during field training

    9 April 2010

    Newly arrived Davis winterers, Zupy, Ali, Chris, Roachy and Ben, wandered, I mean navigated, out to Deep Lake for the first night of their survival course. Luckily everyone survived despite clogged stoves and near exploding bladders. (Due to the sensitive …

  • Davis expeditioners on wharf

    26 March 2010

    The helicopters and their crews did an enormous amount of work this summer including local and deep-field flying; assisting with the AMISOR project at the Amery Ice Shelf; installing teams at Law Base in the Larseman Hills, Hop Island and Sørsdal Glacier; flying regularly to and from Woop Whoop Skiway; and visiting the Indian, Chinese and Russian stations.

  • 19 March 2010

    Davis is busy with personnel changeover this week after the arrival of the Aurora Australis...

  • Davis diver ready to go

    12 March 2010

    The dive team has worked extremely hard, heading out just after breaky and back in after dinner. Apart from a few bad starts due to unfortunate weather, most days have been a great success.

  • Davis station forecaster at work in office

    26 February 2010

    Davis, "The Riviera of the South", has had a very balmy summer, so it can come as a surprise when the more usual Antarctic weather sets in and hangs around for a while.

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