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A medical emergency aboard the Nathaniel B. Palmer sends the ship and reporter Carolyn Beeler back north just as they’re about to reach the Thwaites Glacier.

The Nathaniel B. Palmer anchored off the Rothera research station near the Antarctic Peninsula. Photo credit: Carolyn Beeler
The Nathaniel B. Palmer anchored off the Rothera research station near the Antarctic Peninsula. Photo credit: Carolyn Beeler