Photo: A giant petrel in flight near Palmer Station, Anvers Island, Antarctica. Photo courtesy of Henry Malmgren, National Science Foundation.

Photo: A giant petrel in flight near Palmer Station, Anvers Island, Antarctica. Photo courtesy of Henry Malmgren, National Science Foundation.

The moon setting behind Bonaparte Point, Anvers Island on September 2, 2009. (National Science Foundation/Ken Keenan)

The moon setting behind Bonaparte Point, Anvers Island on September 2, 2009. (National Science Foundation/Ken Keenan)

This photo, taken on April 21, 2010, shows giant icebergs near Palmer Station in Antarctica. Located on Anvers Island, Palmer Station is operated by the National Science Foundation's U.S. Antarctic Program.At Palmer Station, scientists can conduct research in a variety of fields, including marine biology, glaciology, geophysics and astrophysics. [Related: The 7 Most Extreme Jobs in Science]

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This photo, taken on April 21, 2010, shows giant icebergs near Palmer Station in Antarctica. Located on Anvers Island, Palmer Station is operated by the National Science Foundation's U.S. Antarctic Program.At Palmer Station, scientists can conduct research in a variety of fields, including marine biology, glaciology, geophysics and astrophysics. [Related: The 7 Most Extreme Jobs in Science]

Palmer Station, one of the three U.S. Antarctic Program research stations, located on Anvers Island, near the Antarctic Peninsula. (pic. Glenn E. Grant/National Science Foundation)

Scenes from Antarctica

Palmer Station, one of the three U.S. Antarctic Program research stations, located on Anvers Island, near the Antarctic Peninsula. (pic. Glenn E. Grant/National Science Foundation)

Grounded Iceberg, Arthur Harbor, Anvers Island, Antarctica - 20x200

Grounded Iceberg, Arthur Harbor, Anvers Island, Antarctica

Palmer Station on May 9, 2015. Palmer is located on a protected harbor on the southwestern coast of Anvers Island off the Antarctica Peninsula. It is the only U.S. Antarctic station north of the Antarctic Circle. Palmer is well-located for biological studies of birds, seals, and other components of the marine ecosystem.

A Trip to Antarctica

Palmer Station on May 9, 2015. Palmer is located on a protected harbor on the southwestern coast of Anvers Island off the Antarctica Peninsula. It is the only U.S. Antarctic station north of the Antarctic Circle. Palmer is well-located for biological studies of birds, seals, and other components of the marine ecosystem.

In honor of #EarthDay here is a stunning image that was captured by our #ExtremeIceSurvey time-lapse camera positioned near the United States Palmer Research Station on the Antarctic Peninsula one of the fastest warming spots on Earth. The camera is looking at the Marr Ice Piedmont which flows off off Anvers island directly adjacent to the research station. This image really epitomizes the many colors textures and shapes of the antarctic landscape. To see how drastically different the…

In honor of #EarthDay here is a stunning image that was captured by our #ExtremeIceSurvey time-lapse camera positioned near the United States Palmer Research Station on the Antarctic Peninsula one of the fastest warming spots on Earth. The camera is looking at the Marr Ice Piedmont which flows off off Anvers island directly adjacent to the research station. This image really epitomizes the many colors textures and shapes of the antarctic landscape. To see how drastically different the…

The Maya divide into two groups: Mopan Maya– and Ketchi-speaking peoples from the Guatemalan highlands. Most of the latter are recent arrivals, refugees from repression and overpopulation. Among the Ketchi villages in Toledo are Crique Sarco, San Vincente, San Miquel, Laguna, San Pedro Columbia, Santa Teresa, Sunday Wood, Mabelha, and Corazon. Mopan Maya villages include San Antonio, Pueblo Viejo, and San José.

The Maya Heartland

The Maya divide into two groups: Mopan Maya– and Ketchi-speaking peoples from the Guatemalan highlands. Most of the latter are recent arrivals, refugees from repression and overpopulation. Among the Ketchi villages in Toledo are Crique Sarco, San Vincente, San Miquel, Laguna, San Pedro Columbia, Santa Teresa, Sunday Wood, Mabelha, and Corazon. Mopan Maya villages include San Antonio, Pueblo Viejo, and San José.

Mountains on Anvers Island - Mountains on Anvers Island as we were heading from the Gerlach Strait into the Neumayer Channel Palmer Archipelago Antarctica.

Mountains on Anvers Island - Mountains on Anvers Island as we were heading from the Gerlach Strait into the Neumayer Channel Palmer Archipelago Antarctica.

The fluke of a humpback whale emerges as it begins a foraging dive, Anvers Island

The fluke of a humpback whale emerges as it begins a foraging dive, Anvers Island

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