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Dispatches from an Antarctic co-op: A day in the life

About Me

My name is Jake Grondin. I’m a rising junior in the College of Science, majoring in Biology, with minors in Physics and Math. I am one of two co-ops currently residing at Palmer Station, Antarctica working in Professor Bill Detrich’s lab. In this blog I am sharing my experiences on this incredible continent, and I hope you will continue to read along.

This co-op is one of the reasons I came to Northeastern, and I’ll start by saying it is most definitely not for everyone. As a research assistant, I work in the labs and stay on station through the Antarctic winter. Even though I’ve only been here for a short time, Palmer Station has become a very special place to me, and I am thrilled to be able to share this continent with the rest of the University and beyond.

If you haven’t already, read Jake’s previous posts here:

An intro to Maggie



Mid-winter greetings

When we don’t work

Station Living

The Journey South

This week, the Palmerites were tasked with taking pictures during their daily routines to capture the essence of what a day in the life on Palmer station is truly like.  The photos were sent to the other Antarctic bases, and we received some in return. I’d like to share our photos with you this week!


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