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77 Degrees South: Welcome to the Dry Valleys, Antarctica

Members of the Stream Team in the Dry Valleys, sporting their jackets that have seen some dirty days in the field. Grad student Karen Cozzetto (left) wrote many of the journal entries in 77 Degrees South.

Students conducting research in the Dry Valleys of Antarctica from 2002-2005 share all the details of field work in this online journal with photos and maps. Camping in survival school, meeting penguins, freezing human waste for transport, playing frisbee on an Antarctic beach, and dry-suit diving into frozen lakes are all in a day's work. Even a simple thing like getting water is a little different in Antarctica: sometimes the researchers "berry pick" pieces of ice off a nearby glacier to melt.

77 Degrees South online journal

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