“There is no power on Earth so valuable and influential as knowledge, and full knowledge and understanding of the planet on which we live, is what mankind should seek. Antarctica is relatively unknown and forms a potential gap in our knowledge of the Earth. It is at stations like Palmer Station, that these gaps are being filled.”
So said Arthur Rundle on Feb. 25, 1965, the day when Palmer Station officially opened for business. He later recorded his remarks in his final report as the station’s first scientific leader, a position he held through Jan. 8, 1967.
“Biologically speaking, the peninsula is a very vibrant area. If we did not have a presence there, speaking as an Antarctic biologist, it would be a huge gap in our ability to adequately study the communities of Antarctic as a whole.”
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