This week at Davis

  • Bull Elephant sea resting on shore

    28 March 2008

    Welcome back everyone. Most years at Davis, from January to April, we are fortunate to experience living with a herd of male southern elephant seals (Mirounga leonina). They take a break from foraging on the Antarctic continental shelf while they …

  • Sunset at Davis Station

    4 April 2008

    Hello and welcome to the weekly Davis News This week has seen some stronger winds around station which blew the newly formed sea ice away, but within a couple of days it has started to reform. The ice close into …

  • Expeditioner 'capturing' the sun between thumb and forefinger

    30 May 2008

    Another wonderful week has passed by Davis station. The various weekly activities, including social and work engagements have been undertaken with the usual vigour and commitment that we have come to expect from the dynamic group at Davis. The sun …

  • Tents at Woop Woop (Davis Station Skiway) during blizzard

    6 June 2008

    Greetings from Davis after another exciting week. During the week an intrepid group of eight consisting of Peter P, Scotty A, Noel C, Jason C, Dwayne R, Mark M, Paul J and Murray R travelled up to Woop Woop (yes …

  • A traditional ANARE field dinner - pre-packaged steak and kidney pie and rehydrated potatoes

    13 June 2008

    Well it has been a very eventful week at Davis, but little time to take too many pictures. During the week, the SAR team were called upon to make their first real (and hopefully last) response to an incident in …

  • Expeditioner sweeping snow from sea ice near Davis Station to locate ice hole

    20 June 2008

    This week has been a rather quiet week by all accounts, especially as everyone is in full work mode building up to the midwinter traverse and the Midwinter's Day celebrations. Our resident biologist continues to work on out on the …

  • Moonrise taken from Bandits field hut near Davis Station

    23 May 2008

    Welcome to This Week at Davis. Although the weather cooled down somewhat, several people took advantage of the sea ice being open and visited the nearby field huts for a relaxing weekend. Shane, Dwayne and Paul headed to Bandits, while …

  • Davis Station Friday night drinks in the Electricians workshop

    16 May 2008

    News this week brought to you by your friendly plumbers, Webby and Muzza. A big howdy from all at Australia's southern most station, Davis. As another week of winter flashes us by station life continues to tick over at its …

  • Sunrise at Davis Station

    11 April 2008

    Hello from Davis, This week Davis has lived up to being "The Riviera of the South". With calm winds around station the sea ice which blew out last week has quickly reformed and looks thicker than before. As the days …

  • Narrow lake in rocky terrain on a fine day

    18 April 2008

    April has provided some stunning weather thus far. A few have taken the opportunity to make the most of it and head off station for some R&R. Andrew T, Dwayne and Noel headed out to Brookes to stretch their legs, …

  • Expeditioner outdoors with the new meteor antenna

    2 May 2008

    Greetings to all back on the mainland. It was another beautiful week at Davis Station, the Riviera of the South. Besides being overcast this week, it has been glorious weather thus far in April. The average temperature during the day …

  • Expeditioner digging out Quad bike bogged in snow

    9 May 2008

    This week saw teams head to the north and south of the Station to test the thickness of the sea ice prior to the official opening for travel. Greg and Andrew C went north to Long and Tryne Fjords planning …

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