Please tune into my LIVE PolarConnect event on February 6th, 1:30pm Utah Time. Easy to follow instructions are found on our PolarTREC webpage.
Today was a no-fly day so we had some extra lab time. That turned out to be an okay thing because we were paid a visit at our lab by New Zealand's famous singer-songwriter Lorde. She was super interested in our work. She took a look at the animals we are studying under the microscope and was very excited with what she saw. She visited with us until finally, those who were escorting her around said she was late for another stop she needed to make. She stayed and chatted even longer after that. The environment is lucky to have famous people like her taking an interest in getting the real facts, the science, of what is really happening to our Earth. She was so interested as Dr. Adams expressed his concern to get this science right. What is being done here, by this LTER Project, could have implications that could lead to the Earth's future conditions. Lorde seemed sincerely interested in this work.
Dr. Michael Gooseff (lead P.I. for the McMurdo Dry Valley LTER Project, Lorde, Dr. Byron Adams P.I. for the Soil Team for the Dry Valley LTER.
We had a great tour of the Scott Discovery Hut.
Scott's Discovery Hut.
Wormherders at Scott's Discovery Hut. A video of this amazing tour is coming.
This is seal blubber, still in their frying pan on the stove. The men using this hut must have been in a real hurry to leave.
Here is a time warp video of my run from my dorm up Observation Hill and back. There is also a brief tour of McMurdo Station.
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