Christian Sidor, Burke Museum Curator of Vertebrate Paleontology and University of Washington (UW) Biology professor, is doing scientific fieldwork in Antarctica until early February and collecting fossil vertebrates to bring back to the Burke’s collection.
This is Christian’s fourth visit to Antarctica—a place where he’s done extensive paleontology research in the past. Joining Christian on this trip is a research team consisting of geologists and paleontologists from UW, the Natural History Museum in Los Angeles, the Field Museum, and more.
This trip, Christian and the team are focusing their fieldwork in the Shackleton Glacier area—an area last visited by researchers in the 1980s.
Before Christian left, we asked him what he hopes to accomplish on this research trip…
Here’s a tweet Christian sent when the team arrived in Antarctica. Follow him on Twitter (@ChristianSidor) to see more from his trip (when he has WiFi access!).
Arrived yesterday at McMurdo! pic.twitter.com/p9gjxL3Xix
— Christian A. Sidor (@ChristianSidor) November 22, 2017