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This image of an iceberg filled with penguins was taken aboard the Nathaniel B. Palmer in the Drake Passage in the south Atlantic Ocean. The ship is a first-rate platform for global change studies, including biological, oceanographic, geological and geophysical components. It can operate safely year-round in Antarctic waters that often are stormy or covered with sea ice. The ship is named the Nathaniel B. Palmer to commemorate the American credited with first seeing Antarctica.