Windy at Patriot Hills

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glaciallake on March 15, 2008

I'd like to ask a few questions. What's the best way to contact you?

Jose Chandler on October 3, 2008

I would like to go to the South Pole some day... so how many times have you been there? Good luck....

Steen Laursen, steen… on November 23, 2012

Hi Mike

I am looking for pictures from the area around Svarthamaren Mountain on Queen Maud Land.

They are for an article about the animals living on the edge of what is possible on Antarctic. For this purpose I need pictures of some of the freeze-dried animals in the area. I can think of nothing that illustrates it better.

Did you take any such pictures or do you know of any that did? Or do you know of some one who goes there this summer?

Regards Steen Laursen

polar.mike on November 25, 2012

Hi Steen,

You're probably looking for photos of nematode worms, which live in the Dry Valleys. You're best bet would be to contact some of the "worm-herders." If you google "nematode worms antarctica" you should find the names of people active in this sort of research.

Cheers, Mike

Steen Laursen, steen… on December 6, 2012

Hi Mike I don't think worms will do the job here, but there might be dried animals in the Dry Valleys. So I will follow your advice all the same. Thanks :-) Cheers Steen

polar.mike on December 25, 2012

Hi Steen, There are a few very-dead freeze-dried mummified seals in the valleys too. The amazing thing with the nematodes is that they get freeze-dried but can re-animate later. I think theres a fair bit of literature on the seals. Let me know if you need more help,


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