Water, Water Everywhere

Water, Water Everywhere

It’s easy to think of Antarctica as an unyielding, unchanging place, forever in a frozen stasis. But the month of January has shown just how quickly things can evolve. Much of the sea ice that fills McMurdo Sound has blown out into the Ross Sea....
Fueling Up

Fueling Up

The fuel tanker Maersk Peary made its annual port call at McMurdo Station, where it unloaded about 3.5 million gallons of fuel in less than 48 hours. The fuel will be used to power two research stations, vessels, airplanes, vehicles and helicopters for the coming...
Memory of McMurdo

Memory of McMurdo

A photo of McMurdo Station, circa December 1955, before there were any buildings, recently surfaced. The photo was taken by Freddie Spainhouer, a Navy photographer who was among the first to winter over at McMurdo in 1956. He is now 90 and living in Dallas, Texas....
Memory of McMurdo

Memory of McMurdo

A photo of McMurdo Station, circa December 1955, before there were any buildings, recently surfaced. The photo was taken by Freddie Spainhouer, a Navy photographer who was among the first to winter over at McMurdo in 1956. He is now 90 and living in Dallas, Texas....
Fueling Up

Fueling Up

The fuel tanker Maersk Peary made its annual port call at McMurdo Station, where it unloaded about 3.5 million gallons of fuel in less than 48 hours. The fuel will be used to power two research stations, vessels, airplanes, vehicles and helicopters for the coming...
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