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NOAA's Fisheries Collection
Catalog of Images

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The north shore of King George Island in 1976.
Antarctica, King George Island 1976
4901 thumbnail picture
The north shore of King George Island in 1981.
Antarctica, King George Island 1981
4902 thumbnail picture
An adult skua sits on its nest near a nest marker. These markers made it easier for scientists to find skua nests, which blend into their surroundings and are often difficult to find.
Antarctica 1983
4903 thumbnail picture
A skua steals an egg from an Adelie penguin nest as nearby Adelie penguins look on in defense of their own nests. Skua predation is a major cause of mortality in penguin eggs and chicks.
Antarctica 1987
4904 thumbnail picture
A white morph southern giant petrel sits on its nest atop a rocky hillside. Most giant petrels are brown in color, but white petrels are known to occur.
Antarctica 1993
4905 thumbnail picture
The tail flukes of a humpback whale.
Southern Ocean
4906 thumbnail picture
An Adelie penguin braves the surf as it heads out to forage in the open ocean.
Antarctica 1990
4907 thumbnail picture
Copacabana field station, King George Island.
Antarctica, King George Island, Copacabana
4908 thumbnail picture
Driving a Zodiac past a spectacular iceberg.
Antarctica, King George Island, Copacabana 1995
4909 thumbnail picture
An adult gentoo penguin feeding its two chicks.
Antarctica, King George Island, Copacabana 1989
4910 thumbnail picture
Another day at the office, entering data.
Antarctica, King George Island, Copacabana 1988
4911 thumbnail picture
PTS - this is an amphibious vehicle used to transport supplies between the resupply ship and the Polish Station.
Antarctica, King George Island 1985
4912 thumbnail picture
A gentoo penguin keeping its chicks warm.
Antarctica, King George Island 1985
4913 thumbnail picture
A chinstrap penguin colony, King George Island.
Antarctica, King George Island 1985
4914 thumbnail picture
Constructing the Copacabana field station at King George Island.
Antarctica, King George Island
4915 thumbnail picture
A makeshift field camp at King George Island.
Antarctica, King George Island 1988
4916 thumbnail picture
The coast of King George Island in 1995.
Antarctica, King George Island 1995
4917 thumbnail picture
The unexpectedly colorful Antarctic landscape.
Antarctica, South Shetland Islands 1978
4918 thumbnail picture
A glacier meets the sea, South Shetland Islands.
Antarctica, King George Island 1978
4919 thumbnail picture
A group of Adelie penguins at King George Island in 1977.
Antarctica, King George Island 1977
4920 thumbnail picture
An aerial view of the Copacabana field station, with surrounding penguin colonies, King George Island.
Antarctica, King George Island
4921 thumbnail picture
An aerial view of cliffside penguin colonies.
Antarctica, King George Island
4922 thumbnail picture
An aerial photo of the western shore entrance to Admiralty Bay. The light patches in the foreground is the Patelnia chinstrap penguin colony with its breeding groups. The area beyond is a horizontal lava intrusion called Blue Dyke with its string of rocks going into the Bay. Further ahead still is the De May headland, about 4 miles from Copacabana field station.
Antarctica, King George Island
4923 thumbnail picture
Penguin colonies colored by pink excrement, caused by the penguins' krill diet.
Antarctica
4924 thumbnail picture
Penguin colonies at the foot of a glacier.
Antarctica
4925 thumbnail picture
A group of fur seals swims toward shore.
Antarctica 1975
4926 thumbnail picture
Three adult Adelie penguins convene on a snowy beach.
Antarctica, South Shetland Islands 1976
4927 thumbnail picture
A male Adelie penguin performs a courtship display.
Antarctica 1982
4928 thumbnail picture
Territorial Adelie penguins confront each other near their nesting sites.
Antarctica, King George Island 1976
4929 thumbnail picture
Early each austral summer, Adelie penguins can be seen mating.
Antarctica 1976
4930 thumbnail picture
A pair of nesting Adelie penguins, guarding the first egg of the clutch.
Antarctica 1983
4931 thumbnail picture
An adult Adelie penguin looks after its two chicks.
Antarctica 1977
4932 thumbnail picture
This Adelie penguin, recently returned from foraging, is feeding its chick, has been waiting for its parent's return for several days.
Antarctica 1989
4933 thumbnail picture
An adult Adelie penguin stands beside a nearly grown chick. The adult is wearing an arm band, which allow scientists to follow it through multiple years.
Antarctica 1989
4934 thumbnail picture
Antarctic krill, Euphausia superba. The small front appendages are used for raking tiny bits of algae from ice. The green mass in the photo is the hepatopancreas, and bioluminescent (light-emitting) organs are visible at the base of the eyestalk and thorax.
Antarctica
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A water trail through pancake ice, made by a research vessel.
Antarctica
4936 thumbnail picture
An Antarctic krill, Euphausia superb, can be seen here feeding under the ice layer that forms on the surface of the ocean during the winter.
Antarctica, King George Island, Admiralty Bay
4937 thumbnail picture
A lone chinstrap penguin stands in the moonlight in Admiralty Bay on King George Island.
Antarctica
4938 thumbnail picture
An Antarctic fur seal with gentoo penguins.
Antarctica 1982
4939 thumbnail picture
A pair of Weddell seals resting on the ice.
Antarctica 1977
4940 thumbnail picture
Arctowski station seen from the high hillside above the base. Near lighthouse are the aquarium building and Biological Lab, next the meteorological building. Yellow building is main living quarters, behind that a big freezer and at angle, greenhouse. 2 large buildings in foreground are garages and storage areas. Silver bldg is generator bldg and yellow bldg to right is old radio bldg.
Antarctica, King George Island, Arctowski
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These are the Aquarium (smaller) and Biological Lab bldgs on the point. The picture is taken from the beach looking Northwards. The bulk of the Arctowski Polish Station is to the left of picture.
Antarctica 1982
4942 thumbnail picture
The most efficient mode of travel between base camps in Antarctica.
Antarctica 1988
4943 thumbnail picture
The pantry of the Copacabana field station.
Antarctica, Copacabana Station, King George Island 1987
4944 thumbnail picture
This injured Adelie penguin seeks the refuge of its breeding ground, but may not survive.
Antarctica 1982
4945 thumbnail picture
Oceanographers prepare a research ROV (Remote Operated Vehicle) for deployment.
Antarctica 1988
4946 thumbnail picture
Acoustic fish.
RV Professor Siedlecki, South Shetland Islands
4947 thumbnail picture
Hydrocast from the starboard bucket, R/V PROFESOR SIEDLECKI.
RV Professor Siedlecki, South Shetland Islands
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A R/V Profesor Siedlecki launch full of Polish scientists and sailors returns to the ship from a visit at the Polish Arctowski field station.
Antarctica, King George Island, Admiralty Bay 1988
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Polish electronics technician Emil Ociepka, John Wormuth and John Green work under a makeshift tent on the deck of the R/V Profesor Siedlecki, terminating the electronics of Wormuths' Multiple Opening and Closing Net and Environmental Sensing System (MOCNESS).
RV Professor Siedlecki, South Shetland Islands

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