Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted)

Antarctica in Five Minutes

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This is a video of a trip to Antarctica, including some lovely images of seals, penguins, gulls and other seabirds and breaching humpback whales! [4:48]

Thanks to one of my readers, I learned recently that Quark Expeditions is searching for an Official Blogger to join a voyage to Antarctica. To select this person, they are asking blog writers to enter a competition where the public votes for whom they think would be best for the job. I am a wonderful candidate for this job as the official blogger for Quark Expeditions because I have earned essential scientific training and background, I possess intellectual curiosity, and I am a prolific writer of a popular blog. I have proven that I write consistently and well because I am one of the few whose contributions have appeared in every edition of the Open Laboratory, I am also a published writer and further, my blog platform here at ScienceBlogs provides tremendous international reach. Furthermore, I owe everything to you, dear readers, and a trip like this would be an amazing way for me to thank all of you once again for supporting me throughout these past difficult years.

I’ve posted a picture and written a 300 word essay and my entry is now public. To vote, go there and register your email address (and create a different password from that used for your email). Then, within a few seconds to an hour or so, you will receive a confirmatory message at your registered email address so you can then vote in this competition. Remember, according to the rules, there is “one vote per valid email address.”

Voting ends on 30 September 2009, and the Official Quark Blogger will travel to Antarctica in February 2010 to blog about the experience, chronicling the action, the emotion, and the drama as their polar adventure unfolds.


  1. #1 MadScientist
    June 29, 2009

    Hmm; gap’s closing a bit. I’m still nagging people. I just hope people aren’t registering multiple transient email addresses to vote up their buddies.

  2. #2 "GrrlScientist"
    June 29, 2009

    uh oh! i hope that more readers vote for me soon! and now that the work week is here, i shall start writing more emails to people i know to ask them to help out with a vote as well.

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