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Palmer Station, Antarctica


Position:
64°46’S 64°03’W


Datemark:
December 2002

Mission:
Collect multimedia on the researchers and research of Palmer Station

Under Auspices of:
National Science Foundation; WBUR.org; Generoso Pope Foundation

Transport:
Commercial air to Punta Arenas, Chile; ice-strengthened research vessel Laurence M. Gould to Palmer Station Results:
Website; radio documentary; radio features; print articles; reporter interviews

SYPNOPSIS
The Antarctic Peninsula has warmed as much as, if not more than, anywhere else on Earth. As a result the region has much less sea ice than it used to. The climate is warmer and wetter. One notable impact has been a rapid decline Adélie penguin colonies. I spent 5 weeks reporting on research at Palmer Station, the smallest permanent U.S. base in Antarctica.



  • Visit Dan’s micro website on Palmer Station
  • Listen to The Penguin Barometer, Dan’s documentary on ecosystems impacts of global warming at Palmer Station and elsewhere
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