I went on a short walk today, out to the “Obs Tube”, on the sea ice out in front of McMurdo. This is a steel tube set into the ice, that penetrates through to the water below. At the bottom of the tube is a section that has windows, and a little seat, so you can sit down there and look around at whatever happens to be nearby.
If you’re really lucky you can see a seal swim by… no such luck for us today. We did see little fish, tiny jellyfish, and some cool ice formations. I look forward to going back again, to look some more!
Video on youtube: http://youtu.be/aWN0lr4DRyk