James in Antarctica


Loading in Punta Arenas before setting off for Palmer Station

Loading in Punta Arenas before setting off for Palmer Station

I am working on the Cetacean Research component of the National Science Foundation supported Palmer Long-Term Ecological Research program at Palmer Station from December 2016 – May 2017. The goals of this research program are to understand the effects of climate-driven changes on the demography, behavior, and ecology of baleen whales through multi-disciplinary and long-term studies. I will be stationed out of the Palmer Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) study area which is located to the west of the Antarctic Peninsula extending South and North of the Palmer Basin from onshore to several hundred kilometers off shore. Palmer Station is one of three United States research stations located in Antarctica. It is on Anvers Island midway down the Antarctic Peninsula at latitude 64.7 South, longitude 64.0 West.

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Other Interesting Links:
Antarctic Edge: 70° South, a film about the Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) project at Palmer Station