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Paulet Island,   Antarctica
Paulet Island was our first landing in Antarctia, and it sure felt good to be on land after several days of being ship bound. Paulet Island is a 1100 foot volcano in the Weddell Sea. The beach was covered with seals basking in the sun, and thousands of Adelie penguins. The penguin chicks were in a late state of molt so every time the wind blew a cloud of brown fuzz took flight. The animals of Antarctica do not see many humans so they have no fear of us. Some penguins will not move out of the way as you walk so they always have the right of way. It was very amusing to have a group of penguins stare at me as I tried to go about my work.

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