airportToday is the big day, the day we leave home and head to Palmer Station which will be home away from home for most of us until mid-June.

sabrina plocTOP
"Antarctica: the final frontier. These are the voyages of the Amsler-Baker-McClintock labs.

michelle toiletries
Since my PhD research is focused on ocean warming impacts to sea stars from the northern Gulf of Mexico, the prospect of trading my bikini for a parka and heading to the bottom of the world seemed like science fiction when I joined the McClintock lab in 2016.

uab in antarctica, in the year two thousand
WOW! Yes, that was the logo of our first UAB in Antarctica web site when it was first launched in 2000. It is also very much what the site looked like during our 2001 and 2004 expeditions.

FInaleUAB4
Leaving Palmer is always bittersweet at best. You are leaving friends whom you have grown close too, in many cases over multiple seasons. Some of them you will see again at Palmer or elsewhere. Some perhaps never again.

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