Study Sites


Palmer Station, Antarctica and Surrounding Islands

The research team lives and works at Palmer Station, on the Antarctic Peninsula. The station is about 1,745 miles (2,808 km) from the geographic South Pole!

The team does most of their field work on islands near Palmer Station. You can use this map to learn about some of their study sites — just click on a Belgica larva to open a new browser window containing the name and pictures of the site.

Anvers Island Stepping Stones Litchfield Island Torgersen Island Palmer Station Hermit Island Cormorant Island Norsel Point Humble Island Bonaparte Point Limitrophe Island Christine Island

You can learn more about the terrestrial animals that live on these islands by visiting our Bestiary.