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The air is so dry here at McMurdo that anything that gets charged, stays charged. Moist air quickly discharges objects because the water in the air picks up charge from an object and quickly flies away, taking charges with it. This does not happen here. We are constantly getting shocks from our clothing, our bedding and when we exit vehicles. They are many ways that people commute to work in the morning — some by car, or bus, or maybe walk or ride a bike. Getting to work in Antarctica can be just as varied. One of them is by helicopter. This footage was shot during a trip to Westhaven Nunatak, Antarctica. Dr. Marvin Speece, professor of geophysical engineering at Montana Tech and co-Principal Investigator of the Offshore New Harbor Project, discusses how their expedition collects scientific data. Five hours after boarding our flight in Christchurch, New Zealand, the intrepid Exploratorium crew arrives on the southern-most continent. Thanksgiving Day weather at McMurdo Station, Antarctica, turned out to be pretty interesting, as weather always can change quickly here. Our holiday weekend greeted us with 50 mph winds, but it didn’t affect the great feast we had in the dining hall. Adélie penguins feeding chicks at Cape Royds, Antarctica. Adélie penguins walking across ice on the Ross Sea, Antarctica. Adélie penguins sitting on eggs in their nests at Cape Royds, Antarctica. Adélie penguins engaging in a behavior called tobogganning. Like sledding, penguins cruise along the slick ice on their bellies -- a faster way of traveling than by walking. This video captures the energy and excitement of traversing across the sea ice to the Offshore New Harbor Field Camp.