Monthly Archives: November 2011

Nov 25: The Spirit of Sydney

Post by W&M undergraduate Domi Paxton. With the start of the diurnal tide on November 21, Kim and I have gone out sampling every day that we can. We have had several successful days, completing all 26 GPS points on our sampling grid. In addition to good sampling, we have been able to see lots of … Continue reading “Nov 25: The Spirit of Sydney” Continue reading

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November 23: Gliders

Post by W&M undergraduate Domi Paxton. The other day I went out with the phytoplankton group from the Rutgers University Coastal Ocean Observational Lab to release one of their Slocum Gliders. Gliders are released in harsh environments (like Antarctica) to make real-time observations when it is too dangerous to send out a human. They measure things … Continue reading “November 23: Gliders” Continue reading

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Nov 13: Freshies

Post by W&M undergraduate Domi Paxton. Several things were in the works at Palmer Station this week. The RV Laurence M. Gould docked at station to bring two new scientists who are studying birds down here in Antarctica. The Gould only stayed for a day, as it needed to continue on to conduct a research cruise with … Continue reading “Nov 13: Freshies” Continue reading

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In the steps of giants

Here we are, in Paris, for a much too short visit to this great city (though I think both of us are quite anxious to get home!).  We arrived from Bucharest on Sunday afternoon. After unloading a few of our … Continue reading

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Nov 5: The Second to Last (or The Gross Dissection) leg of the trip

We are currently sitting on a houseboat on the Danube River in Tulcea, Romania, 60 km inland from the mouth of the Danube at the Black Sea. We arrived in Bucharest from Moscow around midnight on Sunday night and planned … Continue reading

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Nov 1: Boating Training

Post by W&M undergraduate Domi Paxton. Due to some of our sampling destinations being outside the normal 2-mile boating limit this year, Kim and I were required to participate in additional boating training. We have the boating limit here at Palmer Station because of the amount of time it takes for help to reach you in … Continue reading “Nov 1: Boating Training” Continue reading

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October 28: Krill!

Post by W&M undergraduate Domi Paxton. Luckily, there was a break in the high winds and sea ice, so Kim and I were able to accomplish several things this past week! We were able to go out sampling a few times, allowing me to learn more about our equipment and earn some boating experience. So far … Continue reading “October 28: Krill!” Continue reading

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