January 23, 2012

Diving under Antarctic ice

Under the Ice: A Marine Biologist at Work
by Kathy Conlan

In this photo-essay, marine biologist Conlan describes her three-month stay in Antarctica, where she performs experiments regarding the effects of pollution on sea bed animals. Conlan details the dangers of polar diving, the precautions needed to dive safely, and what it really feels like to enter an ice-covered world. Kids will be fascinated by the appealing photos of sea urchins, sea stars, and Emperor penguins. Conlan even has a close encounter with a playful Weddell seal.

A very engaging introduction to the life of a marine biologist.

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