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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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October 15: The Voyage to Palmer

Post by W&M undergraduate Domi Paxton After 9 days of traveling, I finally arrived at Palmer Station, Antarctica! I flew from Dulles International Airport down to Santiago, Chile and then landed in Punta Arenas, Chile to await my voyage by sea, aboard the Laurence M. Gould research vessel. I am working on a zooplankton acoustics project … Continue reading “October 15: The Voyage to Palmer” Continue reading

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Feb 4: We’re Done! (With the cruise)

We do net tows in the middle of the sea ice, at a station further south than the L.M. Gould has ever been before! Continue reading Continue reading

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Jan 31: Rothera Station

VIMS researchers aboard the Laurence M. Gould visit the U.K.’s Rothera Station and earn their first-ever victory in the annual soccer match. Continue reading Continue reading

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Jan 27: Process Study 2

Post by VIMS graduate student Lori Price After our little break at Avian Island we immediately began our second of three Process Studies. This process study is focused in the waters surrounding Avian Island to look at the environment where … Continue reading Continue reading

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Jan 25: Avian and Adelaide Islands!

After a few weeks of living on a boat it was nice to set foot on dry land again when we visited Adelaide Island, a rocky island located just off the edge of the Antarctic continent. Continue reading Continue reading

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Jan 17: Time for Science!

We reach our first oceanographic sampling station and began to collect zooplankton using three different nets. Continue reading

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Jan 14: Palmer Port Call

Post by VIMS graduate student Kate Ruck. Before we can really start our work, the Laurence M. Gould (LMG) needs to make a stop at Palmer Station to unload fresh food and supplies for people onshore and to also pick … Continue reading

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Jan 5: Drake Passage

We were scheduled to leave port on the 29th for the 4-day journey across the Drake Passage to Palmer Station. However, the blizzard that crippled the U.S. East Coast left some of our scientists from New Jersey, Delaware, and Boston stranded. Continue reading

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