Out the Front Door

Before preceding on to the photos for the day (sorry, spaced yesterday...I was trying to learn maximum likelihood and my brain was about to explode), I wanted to share a couple of blogs from other scientists down here (these are all folks that I have met down here) doing other scienc-y things:

Bromine research (seriously? yes, and its awesome):

http://rossinthepoles.blogspot.com/

Fish physiology (how does anything survive in these frigid water?):

http://hassumaniantarctica.blogspot.com/

http://marissaleeinternational.blogspot.com/

More on our weddell seal project:

http://www.natureandnoise.com/

http://inmotion.typepad.com/weddell_seal_science/

And a recent article published in the Antarctic Sun:

http://antarcticsun.usap.gov/science/contenthandler.cfm?id=2762


Pizza delivery

Actually a recon trip to find any seals we have been missing (hidden behind pressure ridges or glaciers)

20 day weight!!  This is the first pup we tagged this season in the mass study...now we have a birth weight and a mid-lactation weight...60 lbs to 145 lbs!!  (This pup is Eric's pal...born almost on his birthday, and the first pup Eric tagged ever)

Bagging a pup for weighing...pretty amazing we can work so easily around a 1000 pound momma with very sharp teeth
Twins!
All Weddell seal images obtained under NMFS Permit No. 17236

Comments

  1. Wowie...twins!!!! How often has that happened over the years?

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  2. As far as I know, there is at least one mom each year that has twins. My first year there was one. Last year there were two. This year I think there are two. Not that common at all.

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  3. This was a great post for teaching math too - "how much weight has the pup gained? Let's count up the difference"

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