ICE CAVE and WILDLIFE

November 5, 2009

Springtime is arriving to the ice.  I’m not feeling it, but I guess the wildlife is.  In the last few days I’ve seen a bird (skua) and a couple seals.  Mike saw a penguin out by the runway while working in the tower.  Unfortunately, he didn’t have a camera.

Yesterday evening Mike and I took a three and a half hour field trip to visit an ice cave.  It is located at the foot of the Mount Erebus glacier tongue as it enters the sea (or sea ice).

I don’t know much about how or why they are formed, so I will just attach some pictures.

The Sunday Evening Science lecture was about a remote control robotic underwater research tool.  Check out the following website:   http://scini2009.mlml.calstate.edu/

From the website Alice found a link to a “very cool” video showing a diver playing guitar under water:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iCPiPh2sWDk

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