Monthly Archives: December 2016

Dec 22: Casey Station

Post by VIMS graduate student Mar Arroyo. 17 – 22 Dec 2016 (66° 17’S, 110° 32’E) Land ho! We reached Casey research station for the refuel and resupply effort. The Aurora is anchored in Newcombe Bay, and passengers are taken to land in inflatable rubber boats (IRBs). Casey is home to roughly 100 people in summer … Continue reading “Dec 22: Casey Station” Continue reading

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Dec 09: Getting Underway!

Post by VIMS graduate student Mar Arroyo. Date: 09 Dec 2016 Time: 23:03 Location: 47° 10’ S, 144° 22’ E Hello there! I’ve officially set sail on the RV Aurora Australis, a bright orange ice breaker. This ship is massive, at 311 feet in length and a capacity to hold 116 passengers. There are about 50 expedition participants, and … Continue reading “Dec 09: Getting Underway!” Continue reading

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Meet our 2016-2017 VIMS Bloggers

During the next few months, VIMS scientists will be providing an inside look into their experiences as they visit the waters around Antarctic on research expeditions. Mar Arroyo, a first-year VIMS graduate student affiliated with Dr. Elizabeth Shadwick’s laboratory, will take part in a cruise to East Antarctica from mid-December through January. Meanwhile, researchers led by Dr. … Continue reading “Meet our 2016-2017 VIMS Bloggers” Continue reading

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