Byline: By DAVID GREENWOOD
A NORTH Wales woman is spending Christmas on a tiny island in Antarctica with only a few colleagues, and 40,000 fur seals for company.
Paula Roberts is spending 14 weeks on the island of Signy, 6.5km long and 5km wide, collecting soil samples as part of a British Antarctic Survey (BAS) mission.
Their work could provide vital new evidence of global warming.
The 41-year-old Llanberis woman, who is completing a Phd in soil science at Bangor university, hopes to come home with a large batch of samples.
She said: "Using high-tech equipment, I will be able to analyse the soil to see how climate change will affect the …