Thursday, 1 April 2010

Hive of inactivity

After a day and a half swathing - mapping the sea floor with a wide echosounder - we hove to for a day while the engineers fixed a problem with the driveshaft. Wasn't a simple job but it seems to have worked. The delay was annoying but a working ship is obviously the priority. Meant we all had a chance to get out on deck and enjoy the Chinstrap Penguins that always congregate around the boat in these areas, together with the Giant Petrels.

Chinstrap Penguins

Penguin watchers

Young Southern Giant Petrels socialising

White morph Southern Giant Petrel

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