Today some of us stayed and worked in the lab, analyzing samples, or working with track data, while others went to look for crabeater seals.
Around Palmer Station, we use a small boat to search the area for crabeater seals. Along the way we stumble upon a variety of interesting wildlife.
After a day of cargo ops and preparations, the LM Gould left this morning with the ice fish group for a trip to obtain more fish for continued research at Pa
After a final day working to catch a seal we headed north back to Palmer Station. The weather continues to be amazing with the barometer over 1000 mmHg (sunny, high pressure).
We had high hopes of catching at least one more seal today.
We awoke this morning to another fabulous day. It is hard to imagine a place more beautiful than Lallemand Fjord, where we spent the last few days.
We moved out of Lellamand Fjord yesterday and woke up ready to move towards Marguerite Bay. However, before we could get very far, we came across a flow with two seals on it.
After some frustrating attempts to get tags out today, we managed to get a tag on a female seal at the end of the day. She was sleeping on an ice floe with three other seals.