Ecologist Bill Frasier is in a rare position to judge changes in Antarctic penguin colonies. He’s been measuring and researching penguins and their predators around Palmer Research Station for over 35 years. Over the austral summer of 2005-06, journalist Fen Montaigne worked alongside Frasier collecting data on Antarctic wildlife. Montaigne has recently released a book on the experience, Fraser’s Penguins: A Journey to the Future in Antarctica. His book was reviewed in The New York Times this week.
Our guests aboard National Geographic Explorer had the chance to get a special tour of the Palmer Station during our Antarctica cruise. Our Undersea Specialist and Expedition Leader Lisa Trotter had recently been the facilities manager. Take a look at Fraser’s Penguins, and if you’d like to see them with your own eyes, check out our Antarctica cruises.