Cape Royds Daily Journal

Summer 2022. We have been cleared to return to Antarctica and our penguins. Join us starting early November for daily pictures and stories from the field. In the meantime, go HERE to see the stories from previous years.

 

 

 

Every day is a new adventure in the AdéliePenguin breeding colony at Cape Royds,Ross Island, Antarcitca. Our colony has about 2000 breeding pairs of Adelie Penguins and there are two of us who live in a tent about a quarter mile from the nesting sites. Dr.David Ainley is a world authority on Adélie Penguins and the principal investigator for the research team that monitors several colonies on the island. Jean Pennycook is an educator, who shares Dr Ainley’s work with the world. They live in a tent for 2.5 months every season learning about these remarkable birds.

Along the way to work each day they pass Shackelton’s hut built in 1908 which is now a world heritage site. Besides Adélie Penguins, Emperor Penguins, seals, whales, skuas and snow petrels come to Cape Royds. In the background Mt Erebus, one of three volcanos on Ross Island and the only active one, provide a scenic backdrop to the penguin colony. Follow along the daily stories as the season progresses.

Nov 2, 2022

We hope to start the new journal on this day. Come back then to join the adventure.

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