Notes from the Field
Follow along with blogs, pictures and videos from Dr. Emslie and his team as they travel to Antarctica to study penguins, both past and present.
Current Research Trips
Past Research Trips
December - January 2012 - Antarctic Research Blogs
November-February 2010/11 - Antarctic Research Blogs
January 2010 - Dr. Emslie's Antarctic Blog
December-January 2009/10 - Mike's Antarctic BlogMike's Antarctic Blog 2009/10
Dr. Emslie joined an international team at a Spanish International Polar Year camp on Byers Peninsula, Livingston Island, Antarctic Peninsula. This research provided new information on the occupation history and diet of penguins that have occupied Byers Peninsula for over 1000 years. Click here to read more about Dr. Emslie's research at Byers Peninsula.
Mike continued his work collecting penguin eggshells along the Antarctic Peninsula. Mike was working with a non-profit research group called Oceanites and visited over 20 different penguin colonies on board the tour ship National Geographic Endeavour. Mike and Dr. Emslie will analyses these eggshells to determine what types of food penguins eat prior to laying their eggs. Check out the video below to hear Mike talking about this research.