Helo flight photos of the study area!
(Today's weather: 20 degrees HOT! NO WIND!)
|McMurdo (not our study area...no seals there!). Obs Hill to the left. Scott Base (Kiwi base) below us, not in photo. This photo is looking to the NW.
|Hutton Cliffs...see all the black specks! Seals! Tent, Big Razorback, and Innaccessible Island can be seen in the upper right hand corner.
|Approaching Turks Head seal colony to the right (Tent, Big Razorback, Little Razorback, and Inaccessible Island in background). Erebus Ice Tongue shooting out into the bay (left side of photo)
|Crevasses bigger than your house. Mt Erebus above.
|Crevassed mess below Mt Erebus near the Turks Head seal colony. Can you see the lobes of the ice tongue in the background?
|Big Razorback! The best island ever. That's our camp, and those black blobs are the seals (many with pups next to them)
|Pressure from ice moving down Mt Erebus and the ice tongue push ice into folds and breaks on the inner side of the island. These folds and breaks (pressure ridges) are taller than me!
|Photographer and crew member Jess in action!
|Pro videographer and outreach specialist, Mary Lynn Price (who maintains weddellsealscience.com and the field blog)