This week at Davis

  • 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 Sorsdall 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.

  • Davis expeditioner meets local sea creatures at Davis

    19 February 2010

    With winds consistently blowing around the 30 knot mark and gusting into the 50s, a weekend indoors was assured. Friday drinks, aptly titled "Bugs in the Bar" was hosted by the marine scientists and divers, who showed us many fascinating local sea critters.

  • New faces coming in from the ship and container being craned off the barge

    12 February 2010

    The Aurora Australis arrives and departs with resupply, LIDAR operations and rare night-shining clouds, sewerage science, music bands, darts and muesli.

  • Davis expeditioner working on the walkway

    5 February 2010

    Work programs, building projects, diving and AMISOR field work and socialising continue unabated

  • Davis expeditioners form quartet on station

    29 January 2010

    Robbie Burns night and Australia Day celebrations with international visitors, diving program underway and an exploding lake.

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