Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Cold work, if you can get it

The place, Mount Desert Rock, 3.5 miles off the coast of Maine - click to enlarge
Photo: Kevin Bennett Bangor Daily News
  This winter some students and staff of College of the Atlantic, a college in Bar Harbor, are living on the rock to study the gray seals.  Most often some students also spend summers out here studying sea birds, and/or whales.  It part of the Environmental studies the College is known for.
  They bring with them everything from propane and diesel fuel to food and fresh water, tools for the job, and household supplies.  They make observations from the lighthouse tower or work on the ground.  They gather information about our world, and the effect our world has on these animals.
  As long as the weather holds it's not too bad, but in a storm it's not a nice place to be.  I hope they have a good winter.
Bringing the supplies from the boat slip.
Photo: Kevin Bennett Bangor Daily News
Gray Seals take a break.
Photo Keven Bennett Bangor Daily News
Mother and pup.
Photo Kevin Bennett Bangor Daily News

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