The National Zoo's Antarctica Expedition is sponsored by the National Science Foundation's Office of Polar Programs.
All photographs depicting Weddell seals were taken under NMFS Permit No. 763-1485-00 issued under the authority of the Marine Mammal Protection Act.
Read the Dispatches From The Ice
Season Two (2007-2008)
Season One (2006-07)
Do We have Enough Toilet Paper?, July 28
There's More Than One Way to Catch a Seal, August 7
Christchurch, August 17
C-17s, Boomerangs, and Pegasus, August 28
Settling In, September 8
The Reckie, September 18
The Carp Shop, September 21
Condition Limbo, September 28
Xenophobia, October 5
Call of the Seal, October 20
Snow Craft 101, November 12
The Vicinity, November 21
Thanksgiving!, November 25
Sealing Up Loose Ends, January 17
See the Photo Gallery
Our team includes biologists from a number of countries with diverse scientific skills critical to the project. Some are veterans of previous Antarctic expeditions, others are first-timers to The Ice.
Visit the Camp
Find out about McMurdo Station, our project's home base for the next few months.