Picture of the Day for 12 August 2002

We are currently at Ice Station Sparky, named after the Marine Tech who had a birthday the day we arrived.  This image shows the krill group clearing ice from a future SCUBA diving hole.  The ice was cut with a long chain saw.  Once the ice was cut, they use ice augers to get a grip and pull the large ice chunks out of the way.  The divers have had to share their dive holes with the seals that also seem to like them. Photo by Dan Costa