The sun came out today and I spent a lot of time outside. It was
beautiful and I didn’t want to go back inside the ship, but I figured
when I couldn’t feel my face anymore it was time head in. We’ve done
about three CTDs today (one was in the middle of the night) and gotten a lot
more mapping in. Since it's getting later in the season and the ice is
getting a lot thicker. It's getting harder to get to areas farther south
to do more CTDs, even areas we were just at last week! Between all the
science there was time to watch another round in the ship's ping pong
tournament today and we also spent some time getting ready for the
PolarConnect event! See you there!
A sunny day over thick sea ice in East Antarctica.
Flags over Antarctica
The flags from the “Fly your Flag in Antarctica” contest have traveled
over 8,000 miles from the United States through Australia to Antarctica
where they were flown from the back deck of the R/V Nathaniel B. Palmer!
Check out the winning flags flying in Antarctica!
1st place: Kindergarten-2nd Grade
1st place flag design for grades K-2nd.
Design by Eduardo E., 1st grade.
1st Place: 3rd-5th Grade
1st place flag design for grades 3rd-5th.
Design by Thomas V., 3rd grade.
1st Place: 6th-8th Grade
1st place flag design for grades 6th-8th.
Design by Martin G., 6th grade
1st Place: High School - College
1st place flag design for high school through college.
Design by Chris B., college student.
1st Place: Adult
1st place flag design for adults.
Design by John S.
Congratulations again to the winners. They’ll receive their flag, flown
in Antarctica, when we return from our research expedition!
This contest was generously sponsored by Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, a
facility of the Recreation and Parks Departing of the City of Los
Angeles, with support from FRIENDS of Cabrillo Marine Aquarium.
Chat with us live in Antarctica!
Don’t forget! Today is our PolarConnect Webinar on April 18th, 2015at
1pm Pacific DST [12pm Alaska DST; 2pm Mountain DST; 3pm Central DST; 4pm