King Edward Point Diary — March 2002
End of Summer approaches
King Edward Point Diary
The picture below shows the Science team with their big catch - Judith, Therese and Simon holding Patagonian toothfish just over 1m in length. These fish are commercially fished in South Georgian waters and producing viable conservation measures for the toothfish fishery is one of the main aims for the team at King Edward Point. This is the first recorded catch of toothfish in shallow waters (200m) in Cumberland East Bay. A great cause of excitement for everyone on base - especially as the fillets taste so good (and even better as we don't have to pay the shop price of £18/kg)!!
A young elephant seal playing in the water just in front of the boat shed. At this time of year they are busy moulting - lying in muddy wallows several seals high that are very smelly!
Base end of summer photo (* denotes Winterers)
Left to right standing: Andy S*, Terry, Will*, John, Pat, Sarah, Andy C*