Palmer Station is the smallest of the three U.S. stations in Antarctica
with only around 40 inhabitants on average. Palmer was established
almost 30 years ago on Anvers Island south of Chile for biological,
environmental, and atmospheric research. The weather at Palmer Station
is relatively mild, compared to the rest of the continent, and its
abundant wildlife makes it an ideal place to study Antarctic marine
biology. During the coldest months it is -14° F, and at its warmest,
temperatures reach 36° F.
WBUR's Dan Grossman spent five weeks at Palmer Station. Meet the men and women
who live and work there.
Aerial view of Palmer Station