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
Seal Wrangling, November 2
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.