Author Archives: Andrew Thurber

A post trip update

Well the trip went great. Tons of wonderful samples however due to being at the ends of the earth we couldn’t get the bandwidth to keep up our blog.  I’ll keep putting some highlights here even though we have returned … Continue reading

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Ahhh trainings…

WE MADE IT!  Needless to say it is a relief to be back to Antarctica after four years away.  It is somewhat like returning home again but really only in regards to it being a research home.  Upon arriving we … Continue reading

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A long travel day(s)

We have embarked on our expedition and taken the short jaunt from Corvallis, Oregon USA to Christchurch, New Zealand.  There are a few routes to get here but we went by way of Sydney, Australia so from departure on the … Continue reading

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Heading South Again and for the First Time

After a 4 year break the Cold Dark Benthos Team is headed south again.  On October 21st we depart for New Zealand en route to McMurdo to start a new project which we hope will inform us all about methane … Continue reading

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Mountains in the Clouds

Well I would like to say I did extraordinary and exciting things today. In reality, i mostly wrapped loose ends associated with research in far flung places on the globe. Customs paperwork, lots of packing and cleaning, and a bit … Continue reading

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How long do ice holes stick around?

A student in Julia McFarland’s class at Egan Junior High asked “how often do you have to redrill the holes in the ice.” The answer is… well it depends. Two factors really impact this 1) how often you tend to … Continue reading

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Warm weather diving.

In the last post I pointed out that it was pretty warm out. I spoke to soon. The weather stayed sunny but the wind has picked up and this late in the season there is nothing in the way of … Continue reading

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Hot sunny weather.

It is strange to be staring out at a frozen ocean, wearing a t-shirt and sweating. That was sort of my day. After a whirl wind lab setup yesterday, today’s goal was samples. The first task was to get out … Continue reading

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Here again!

In true Antarctic fashion – I made it here but not quite as planned. After what seemed like way too easy travel days, both my luggage and myself connected easily to all of my connections without extra long lay overs … Continue reading

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Back south again

Today I head back south to finish the second half of my research. As a teaser here are a couple very short videos from the last trip. If you listen carefully in both videos you can hear seals singing in … Continue reading

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