Author Archives: Peggy Malloy

About Peggy Malloy

Although Peggy was born and raised in sunny southern California, splashing in the ocean and soaking up the rays, she moved to Colorado for college, and now calls it home. With a degree in Earth Science with an emphasis in Meteorology, weather observation, she did research involving hail storms in Colorado. Somehow, she ended up working in Antarctica for 17 summer seasons, and thinks of the icy continent as a second home. While there her main focus was providing good nutritional options for the scientists. Her secondary emphasis was exploring the area around McMurdo Station when the opportunity arose. Lots of time was spent training and being trained on sea ice travel and safety. After a one year hiatus from The Ice, she is returning for her 18th season, leaving Colorado and hiking trails behind for a few months

Whale of a tale

In our blogs we have chatted about all the different parts of what we do and see, talking about the food network of phytoplankton, krill, penguins and seals. The top of the food chain, though, is the killer whale, which … Continue reading

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Food, Glorious Food

Have you heard of the food chain? Basically, the bigger, faster animals eat the smaller, slower animals and, often, the smaller animals eat plants. For example, an antelope eats grass and then lions eat antelope. How does that work in … Continue reading

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Where are the people?

How different are the Polar Regions for Polar Bears? ┬áThe Arctic (the North Polar Region) and the Antarctic (the South Polar Region) are both very cold places and sometimes have lots of snow, but that might be the limit of … Continue reading

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If it’s lunchtime here, is it lunchtime there?

As Bear LB mentioned, the trip to McMurdo Station is approximately 18,000km (11,000 miles), and it can take around 24 hours to fly from our home in the north to our new home near McMurdo, Antarctica. For example, if we … Continue reading

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