Since 1990, this multi-disciplinary project has focused on studying the effects of changing sea-ice cover, a potential indicator of global climate change, on the structure and function of the region’s marine ecosystem.
Palmer Station also participates in data collection for worldwide environmental monitoring networks.
While primarily home to Adélies, other penguins can sometimes be seen on Torgersen Island, including Gentoo and Chinstrap penguins.
For more information on the penguin colonies on Torgersen Island, see the Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) Program, Penguin Science, and Oceanites web sites.
This camera is seasonal and operates primarily from October to February, the Adélie breeding season.