Rapid retreat of glacier
The bird research team at Palmer Station put together these two images to illustrate how much the glacier by our station has retreated. We literally see islands appearing from beneath the glacier. It's not just here - Most of the glaciers along the western Antarctic Peninsula have been retreating. This is why our research is so important: how will life in Antarctica change as a result of the warmer climate?
Thanks Palmer birders for the visual, and Ross Nichols for the drone footage of the glacier this year (Jan 2023 photo).
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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