Although I am now getting more anxious to get to Palmer, I really enjoyed my brief stay in Chile. The countryside about Punta Arenas was stunning. I particularly enjoyed the rocky inter-coastal scenes, which reminded me of growing up near the coastlines in California. We saw a plethora of different organisms while searching the intertidal including several species of algae along with limpets, salps, urchins, amphipods, and mussels.

How do penguins stay warm in the cold?

How do icebergs float in the ocean?

I checked my gear and I think I am ready to go to Antarctica.

Preperation is the key to a successful expedition to Antarctica.

I never get tried of studying these fascinating crustaceans.

During this upcoming season you are likely to be hearing a lot about tiny, shrimp-like animals called amphipods.