Feb 19, 2016
The Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) posted some footage of their donor-funded expedition to Antarctica. They uploaded some of the footage to Facebook, but have yet to go through all the footage they took.
DZS CEO Ron Kagan was on board the ship. As well as world-renowned polar ecologist and penguin expert Dr. Bill Fraser, head of the Polar Oceans Research Group. 30 donors and DZS board members joined them, and DZS staff members took part in the expedition.
The staff members objectives included “filming for the Science On a Sphere network, creating educational video and content for the Polk Penguin Conservation Center, using infrared thermography in animal welfare research, and identifying new field sites for research which the National Science Foundation funds.” According to Jennie Miller of the DZS.
While there they retrieved one of their life sciences staff members. The staff member had been there for the last three months assisting with penguin research.
The video was posted to Facebook February 17th, and has over 7,000 views. It has been shared over 70 times.