Request for information – research about the discovery of the emperor penguin

Request from ex-Dumont d’Urville winterer: I am currently doing some research about the discovery of the emperor penguin and focusing at the moment on the Royal Society IGY Antarctic Expedition at Halley Bay. When the landing site was discovered in January 6th, 1956 a colony of emperors was discovered as well. Any chance you know who I should contact to see/obtain some photos of them this day?

NOC open day

Latest news from NOC and BAS

An international team of researchers, led by British Antarctic Survey (BAS), travels to the sub-Antarctic island of South Georgia this month (January) to carry out the first scientific whale survey since whaling stopped in the 1970s. The G7 Future of the Seas and Oceans Working Group workshop took place in London on 12-13 December, and was attended by Government officials, funding agencies as well as marine scientists and specialists from across the G7. RRS James Cook spends Christmas on the Mid-Atlantic ridge and more….

Obituary – Paul Farmer

‘I have to pass on the sad news of the Death of Paul Farmer who passed away late on Christmas Eve after he lost his battle with Cancer. The end was very quick as the week before he had been skiing out in Chamonix & thought he had at least another year to live. I was with him & his wife in the hours before he died & he did not suffer’