Corporal Nicola Lang prepares to send some unusual cargo from the Antarctic. Photo supplied.
The work of a Dunedin woman in the Antarctic includes sending
scientific samples, including fish parts and penguin bones,
back home to New Zealand.
Royal New Zealand Air Force cargo handler Corporal Nicola
Lang (25) said she was in the Antarctic as part of the New
Zealand Defence Force Scott Base support team, to provide
communications, plant operations, cargo handling and
operations scheduling support.
The job included processing the cargo of scientists at the
base, she said.
''Some of the scientific samples can be a bit strange.
''I've sent back live clams, penguin bones and dissected fish
as well as scientific samples like rocks and ice cores.''
She has also had the opportunity to do some exploring.
''The environment is pretty amazing and I've managed to get
in some cross-country skiing and have enjoyed doing the walks
around the base.''
She attended Queen's High School in Dunedin and joined the
Royal New Zealand Air Force in 2005.
She is due to return to New Zealand next month.