Through a partnership between National Geographic, New Zealand Antarctic Research Institute and Antarctica New Zealand, viewers will have unprecedented access to the leading scientists of New Zealand’s Scott Base in CONTINENT 7: ANTARCTICA.
Scientist and ecologist Ari Friedlaender is an associate professor at Oregon State University’s Marine Mammal Institute and has been working in Antarctica since 1997. Dr. Friedlander discussed the challenges of living and working in Antarctica, the science conducted at Scott Base, marine mammals science, getting supplies to there and the skeleton crew celebrating holidays "on the ice."
Having made more than 25 trips to the continent, he has developed a long-term ecological research program that has led to many important discoveries about whales in Antarctica. While scientific research has driven his work to date, Friedlaender also has a unique history of engaging the general public about marine mammals, climate change and