Ice and Medicine at the end of the earth

3. Are there penguins running around like deer do in Minnesota?

Not Yet!  There is still a lot of sea ice extending off of the Antarctic Continent.  I think the penguins hang out at the edge of the sea ice where they have access to food.  The ice in front of my dorm is at least 8 feet deep.  As the ice starts to melt and break apart, the penguins, seals and whales come in closer to the McMurdo station.  There are adelie and emperor penguins in the area.  I did hear that a penguin was seen at Pegasus airfield two days ago (18 miles out of town).  

Borrowed from Google Images (Hopefully I will have my own penguin pics later in the season)

 

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