David Honig is a graduate student in marine science at Duke University in the lab of Dr. Cindy Van Dover. He is participating in LARISSA, a 2 month multinational expedition to study the causes and consequences of the ice shelf collapse. He will be posting regular updates on the expedition exclusively for Deep Sea News readers!
7 January 2010
This evening we were treated to our first view of Antarctica and Antarctic wildlife: Ridley Island (pictured) and a group of penguins swimming alongside the boat. Ridley Island is a small blob of land north of King George Island—not technically the continent, but definitely more “Antarctic” than any land we’ve seen so far.
For more Antarctica discoveries check out these other LARISSA expedition blogs!