Published: June 13, 2018

InTheField 360: Antarctica

Follow our scientists to the ends of the Earth—literally. 

Genome Analyst Felix Grewe journeys to Antarctica to collect Usnea lichens. A unique hybrid of algae and fungus, lichens are early predictors of climate change. 

Step into this extreme and beautiful environment (and enjoy a cameo by some penguins!).  

Thanks to Thorsten Lumbsch, Leopold G. Sancho, Miki Ojeda, Robert A. Pritzker Center for Meteoritics and Polar Studies, and Tawani Foundation for making this story possible.

InTheField 360 is a series that immerses you in locations around the world—like you're part of a scientist's research team. View these 360 videos on your mobile device or VR viewer.