“P” is for….

Palmer Station!  I love Palmer Station.  I am biased, it is true.  It is a “marine biology station” so I have been itching to get there.  As you saw from my previous posts, I got to experience a lot of the marine biology.  So now let me share a little bit of the fun quirky side of Palmer.

In the late 1980’s a foreign flagged ship spilled quite a bit of oil not too far from Palmer Station.  There was a bit of a mad scramble to get enough supplies in to clean up the spill and get folks into study the effects of the spill.  Palmer Station has adopted the boy scout motto.  They are now fully prepared for oil spills or to lend a helping hand should a nearby station or uninhabited island experience a spill.

As you can tell from the photo above, even for serious stuff, Palmer Station residents have a sense of humor or at least a sense of art about it.

Palmer is also famous for their amenities…

And their quirky traditions…

So now that you have seen a parting polar plunge I guess it is time to wrap up this blog for the year… well maybe two more photos

Its been a great trip to the Ice.