Antarctica

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HA! A blog post by an Antarctic tourist about a paper studying the blogs of Antarctic tourists! Being there: examining the behaviour of Antarctic tourists through their blogs *Very* fun idea! If you want to know how tourists are behaving/interacting with environment and wildlife of Antarctica when they visit, you could hitch a ride with…

Antarctic Adventures

If you havent heard, Richard Dawkins is cruising around Antarctica right now– Theyve upgraded internet abilities since I went, so he has been able to upload some Tweets and some photographs to flicker: I want to go back so goddamn badly, seeing these pics makes me sad.  Its like seeing an ex youre still in…

*sigh* Two years ago, this time, I was packing my bags for Antarctica. *sigh* As much as I would like to go back, I could never afford it… so I need to figure out how to get on one of these research teams working in Antarctica. See, abiogenesis, life on other planets– that is not…

The Antarctica Files: Penguin Sex. … I didnt notice it at the time, but I did after my bud uploaded this to YouTube: Please note that while several of the penguins in the vicinity just sat on their eggs, minding their own business– there is a creeper penguin, like, right there, just staring… staring at…

The Antarctica Files: Invasive species

Posted on: January 11, 2011 12:00 PM, by ERV: Before were allowed to do ANYTHING on Antarctica, we had a lecture on what we could and could not do while we were visiting. Even though everyone was ecologically conscientious, there were tons of things we had to do that none of us would have thought…

The Antarctica Files: Whale whirls!

Writing grants + papers + stress + migraines + beautiful weather apparently = me not blogging. :-/ Luckily, others are and Dr. Dolittle at LifeLines put up a post on how whales use bubbles to hunt: Blowing Bubbles While that sounds like part of a Monty Python bit (“First you get the comfy chair… and…

The Antarctica Files: SLIDE SHOW!

Hey one of my boat buddies uploaded a slide-show Quark made for us to YouTube! Everyone on the ship uploaded their favorite pics to the ship computer, then they picked some of the best for the slide show. Please note that one of THE BEST pics is of my hot white thighs. *AHEM* (you can…

The Antarctica Files: Penguin Highway!

Penguins share parenting responsibilities 50-50– one parent watches the nest, one parent gets to go feed, and then they switch. Over and over and over. Well some of these damn rookeries were WAY far away from the water! HUGE journeys for little foot-tall penguins, especially when they can only waddle on land, especially when the…

Just watch the video. My friend recording this for me was too far away to catch what I was saying. Apparently, I was cussing like a sailor and cracking everyone up (you can hear them roaring with laughter in the background). I think I said something along the lines of “WHY DID YOU ALL TELL…

The Antarctica Files: Seal Madness

Okay, once again, I dont like birds. I was no way at risk of developing Penguin Madness. Seal Madness, though… that was a different matter all together. Unfortunately, I have this habit… when Arnie is taking an afternoon nap, fat black puppy butt lying in the sun, I physically cannot resist running up to him…