More evidence of warming trends on the Antarctic Peninsula: Islands emerging from beneath the glacier. Here is Detrich Island. It still contains a remnant of the glacier that it was connected to. The blue color shows that it lost the "fresher" ice layers, exposing the much older, blue glacial ice.
The island is colloquially known as Pi Island because it became disconnected from the glacier on Pi day in 2014. Sadly, I expect it will lose its glacial cap within the next 5 years.
Growing up watching nature documentaries, I find myself now immersed in nature's splendor. As an ecologist I study how ecosystems function. Here I share with you my love of doing research in Antarctica - a place of sheer beauty