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Bird Island, South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands
I work as a Zoological Field Assistant, and am the 2009 Winter Base Commander, at Bird Island Research Station, one of the British Antarctic Survey's five research bases in Antarctica. The main remit of my job is seal fieldwork as part of BAS' Long Term Monitoring and Survey programme. Science has been carried out on Bird Island since 1958. I work with Antarctic fur seals and leopard seals, as well as assisting with the seabird fieldwork programme. Contact me on: ewanedwards at gmail dot com

Saturday, 27 October 2007

26.10.2007 - Welcome!

Welcome to my blog, which I hope to update regularly with photographs and stories of my time on Bird Island, South Georgia, in the South Atlantic.

The address of this blog, Arctocephalus, refers to the scientific name (genus) of the Antarctic fur seal, the animals with which I will be closely working whilst on Bird Island. Although I will doubtless be involved with fieldwork concerning the other species, the majority of my work will be with fur seals (Arctocephalus gazella).

Bird Island is situated some 800 miles to the east of the Falkland Islands, part of the South Georgia archipelago. It is a wildlife haven, with around 60,000 breeding fur seals, as well as numerous macaroni penguins and several albatross species.

I work for the British Antarctic Survey (based in Cambridge, UK) as a Zoological Field Assistant.

1 comment:

Sharon said...

Hi Ewan, sounds like your having a great time already. I look forward to following your blog and hearing about your adventures!
Sharon