Monday, October 31, 2011

King Edward Point, South Geogria

baby elephant seal and mom

After leaving Bird Island, we headed for Kind Edward Point (KEP) to deliver more cargo and supplies.  For me, KEP meant the opportunity to go ashore and wander around.  I visited an old Norwegian whaling station, called Grytviken, Shackleton’s grave, and watched elephant seals and their new born pups. 

 Science starts tomorrow morning!  We’ll have about three to four days of sampling.  Then, we have a quick trip back to Bird Island to finish delivering cargo that we couldn’t finish before due to bad weather... and then more science sampling!

KEP base

elephant seal

old whaling ships

fur seal

male elephant seal

pair of king penguins

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