Monthly Archives: September 2012

Marine Community Service

Today we headed out to the more beutiful of our two main dive spots in search of an old cage put on the seafloor many years ago and for me to continue my search of worms. As part of the … Continue reading

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And I thought I got lost.

Today was a good one.  We started out in the lab processing samples from an experiment that we broke down on Saturday.  Like all weekends we spent the last one working and putting samples into the freezer and preservatives. It … Continue reading

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Syringe sampling and exploring our Cape Armitage dive site

Now that we are finished with all the sea floor sediment sampling for the big experiment we can to go back and dive our Cape Armitage dive hole, which I’ve been looking forward to revisiting for quite some time. I’m not saying … Continue reading

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A big step

Today we did yet another dive at the jetty. The great part about it was that we collected the last of our samples for what will be the largest experiment of this expedition, harvesting mud from the site we spent … Continue reading

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Sea Ice Training

It was spectacularly beautiful outside when we headed out with the instructors of the Field Safety Training Program (FSTP) to wrap up our final in field sea ice training. The class was small, about 10 people including Andrew and I, … Continue reading

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Blur of a week.

The past few days have been a blur.  The weather turned south on us (or I guess that saying should be ‘from the south’ as that is where the big storms come from here) o 50 n Tuesday night. Guests … Continue reading

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Ask A Scientist: Under the Ice

From Tucker High School in Atlanta, Georgia: When you dive under the ice, how long do you stay under the ice with each dive? Even with the special scuba diving gear, do you still feel cold when you are under … Continue reading

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Sunday again.

Today was our day off for the week. So what did we do.. worked. After a leisurely morning of too much food and great company we headed down to the dive locker. The people that we talked with at breakfast … Continue reading

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Is it possible to wear every layer I own…

Today we awoke with a message from our Sea Ice Training staff notifying us that there will be an outdoor component to the course and we are to pack and wear our extreme cold weather (ECW) gear. In order to … Continue reading

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Aurora and Better Samples

Today started out well.  After a mad dash run in the lab to see the effectiveness of some antibiotics on the bacteria in the Antarctic we went to our local dive site to search for more high density worm beds.  … Continue reading

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