Introducing the 2016/2017 overwintering SEAL and KILLER WHALE field personnel

The 2016 5-week Relief voyage (Takeover) ended a couple of days ago, with the SA Agulhas II bringing home the 2015/2016 killer whale and seal field personnel, as well as the Principal Investigator and colleagues. The latter mentioned assisted with debriefing of the returning field personnel and training of the 'newbies'. 

The 'new' killer whale and seal field scientists for the 2016/17 thirteen-month long expedition to Marion Island are into their first month alone since the ship departed with all the Takeover - and previous expedition team members.

 The 'newbie' 2016/2017 overwintering sealers/whalers: L-R Sydney Tshilingalinga, Nasreen Khan & Kyle Lloyd; next to the Cat hunter memorial signpost in Santa Rosa Valley, Marion Island. Photo: Nico de Bruyn 

The 'newbie' 2016/2017 overwintering sealers/whalers: L-R Sydney Tshilingalinga, Nasreen Khan & Kyle Lloyd; next to the Cat hunter memorial signpost in Santa Rosa Valley, Marion Island. Photo: Nico de Bruyn