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Dr. Steve Emslie

Principal Investigator

UNCW Department of Biology and Marine Biology


Mike Polito's

Antarctic Research Blog 2011-12

Follow along with Mike as he travels to the Antarctic Peninsula to study penguins. Posts are in chronological order from the top.


Nov. 17th 2011 - Leaving for the Antarctic

Hi everyone. Today I am leaving for the Antarctic Peninsula to continue my research with penguins. I will be working on a small sailing ship (~50 ft) and will visit many penguin colonies to collect feather and eggshell samples for dietary and genetic analysis.

Unfortunately, I will not have email access while in Antarctica and will not be able to post updates from the field as in past seasons. However, I will be sure to post more pictures and video when I return in January. Check back then!