We are proud to have joined the Palmer Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) team, studying the the ecology of the Antarctic Peninsula, supported by the National Science Foundation. This is a six-year project and our component is led by Read Lab alum Ari Friedlaender, now a faculty member at Oregon State University, together with Dave Johnston, Doug Nowacek and Andy as co-PIs. This January, Andy and Zach are sampling humpback whales from Palmer Station while Dave and Ari are sampling and deploying satellite-linked tags on humpbacks over a broader area of the Antarctic Peninsula on the Antarctic Research Vessel Laurence M. Gould. You can follow our adventures here and here. And check out the Palmer Station webcam here.