The 75th overwintering team that worked on Marion Island from April 2018 to May 2019 returned to mainland South Africa recently. These 24 individuals have spent 13.5 months away from their normal lives to work in the sub-Antarctic, but have come back with a wealth of knowledge and a lifetime’s worth of wonderful memories! Marion Island boasts with some of the most spectacular wildlife and landscapes in the world and I post the link to the team video (which is just a small compilation of our experiences) here for you all to enjoy!
Published by Liezl E. Pretorius
I am a qualified veterinarian with a passion for conservation and research, especially related to marine animals (mammals and seabirds) and the environment in which they find themselves. I have spent 2 overwintering expeditions on Marion Island as part of the M71 (2014-2015) and M75 (2018 -2019) teams, working as a sealer for the Marion Island Marine Mammal Programme (University of Pretoria). I am currently busy with an MSc in Zoology and had the privilege of visiting Marion Island again for the relief periods in 2016 and 2017, as well as Gough Island in 2016 for my research project. I hope to play an active role in research and conservation aspects within the marine sphere, particularly related to Marion Island. View all posts by Liezl E. Pretorius