So Long
Four Years Later Four years ago today, I set sail on the R/V Nathaniel B Palmer out of Hobart, Australia headed for East Antarctica as the educator on a research expedition to map the seafloor and…
ECW gear
Expedition Lecture Being back in Los Angeles means back to outreach as well! Now I have all the experience, photos and facts from Antarctica to share with you. Join me at Cabrillo Marine Aquarium on…
Team NBP1503
I'm finishing up packing and getting ready to airport hop my way back home. I will be back to let everyone know about upcoming outreach opportunities and the eventual results of the research done on…
Leaving NBP
Update Today we disembarked the R/V Nathaniel B. Palmer. We cleaned up our cabins and turned in our equipment and gear. I was a little sad to leave the ship that has been my home and work for the…
Assorted NBP1503 photos
Update Since we got back a little early, we’ll get to disembark a little early too. Tomorrow we finish unloading all of the water samples from the CTDs, then we should be leaving the ship in two days…
NBP1503 track
Updates We made it back to Hobart! We still have busy days of packing and unloading before we depart the vessel. We also still have to finish the official cruise report since we got in early and had…
Snowflakes
Update We’re back in Australian waters. It’s so warm now… its 55F outside! In a day or so we’ll be back at the dock and disembarking. On the ship we’re trying to finish up the cruise report and pack…
Storm
Update It’s a good thing we left early. We just missed a storm about a day or so behind us. We can feel some of the effects rocking and rolling on the edge of it out here, but it’s not nearly as bad…
Closer look South Pole
Update We’re still in transit back to the dock. The weather finally seems to be cooperating with us and we’re making good time. Everyone on board is busy writing up details of our research activities…
Back of the ship
We’ve left the ice and have deployed our last Argo floats. We’re well on our way back to the dock. The sun is even starting to rise in the morning for us now. I probably should have posted this blog…
Sea pig
Due to the nature of our research expedition, there are a lot of animals living here we didn’t and won’t get a chance to see—like the stuff that lives on the ocean floor or deep under the ice.…
Ricardo Correia
Update We finished our last CTD yesterday! It was another really deep one—3800m. Afterwards we celebrated with chocolate (an increasingly rare treat on the ship… as is fresh fruit). We also turned…