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Iceberg with penguins, Copyright © Marlo Garnsworthy 2019

Iceberg with penguins, Copyright © Marlo Garnsworthy 2019

I have just returned from my second Antarctic research voyage as the Education & Outreach Officer for IODP Expedition 382 Iceberg Alley and Subantarctic Ice & Ocean Dynamics. It was an extraordinary journey in one of Earth’s wildest, most remote places. Our research will help us better understand how the Antarctic Ice Sheet may behave in our warming world, and how much and how fast sea levels will rise as the ice sheet continues to melt. 

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I have just finished writing and illustrating a book for IODP/JOIDES Resolution, called ICEBERG OF ANTARCTICA, which is available as a free download.

This National Science Foundation-funded project was a delight to create and explains the processes that create an iceberg and what our Expedition 382 team hopes to learn from them.

I am working on two other non-fiction books about our work: one middle grade nonfiction science adventure, the other a lyrical nonfiction picture book about Antarctic glaciers.


Prior to my voyage, I illustrated a new picture book by Madeleine Dunphy to be published by Web of Life Children’s Books, for release in spring, 2020. More details to follow.

Plus, I have just signed a contract as co-author on a climate-change related book for children. More details to follow soon!

…And I’m actively seeking my next Antarctic research expedition…

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All images Copyright © Marlo Garnsworthy 2019, unless otherwise specified.