Casey research station hosted the Huffington Post in the past week as part of the Division’s media program. Tom and Josh arrived on station on Friday, flying in via Wilkins Aerodrome on the C–17A. They spent the first day on survival training, visiting the Adélie penguin colony on Shirley Island before camping out in the field in the trusty “chip packet” –a tough introduction to life in Antarctica! They’ve been enjoying life on station, undertaking plenty of interviews and chatting with expeditioners new and old.
A highlight was a day on the sea ice in O’Brien Bay with two of our scientists — Glenn and James — and a third visitor in the form of a Weddell seal, which made for a great backdrop for an interview! We’re all looking forward to seeing how they share our story — keep an eye on the Huffington Post website for our smiling faces.