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14 August 2008 Three months later
Well, it's been three months since I got off the Healy from our spring research cruise. Sometimes it feels like longer than that!! What have I been doing since the Healy? First of all, I've been…
30 April 2008 Nearing the end of our adventure
Even with science occurring round the clock on Healy, there still has to be time for a little fun. Scientists and crew alike have been going a little stir crazy around here due to the fact that up…
24 April 2008 In search of the spring bloom and a visit to Zhemchug Canyon
Depth: **175 meters **Temperature: 30 degrees F I first want to mention that during our science personnel exchange, a journalist/scientist joined our crew. Her name is Gaelin Rosenwaks, and she…
20 April 2008 Off the coast of St. Paul Island
Depth: Less than 50 metersThis is my first journal entry in about week, and I can't say it's because I've been really busy. It's more because there hasn't been a whole lot happening for our group…
12 April 2008 A day in the life of a mud core...
Depth: 50 meters Well, I will reveal the mystery of the cups, as I don't want to keep everyone in suspense TOO long! Due to the amount of air in Styrofoam and the pressure of the water, the cups…
11 April 2008 Russian Waters
Water depth: approximately 100 meters Temperature: Very cold (2 degrees Fahrenheit) Today we officially crossed into tomorrow...if only for a little bit. Over the past couple of days we have…
10 April 2008 A guest journal for today's entry...
Hi everyone! I'm trying something a little different today. The journal I'm sending along was not written by me, but by another member of our cruise party, Ann Fienup-Riordan. She is an American…
3 April 2008 Finally, the ice!
We made it to the ice!! Which is great timing because the swells in the water were pretty rough near the end- I almost fell out of my bunk a few times over the course of an evening. Large swells…
30 March 2008 The first station in the Bering Sea
We safely arrived in Dutch Harbor, AK on March 27th, 2008. Once we got to the airport, we gathered all our gear (which made it on the same flight as us- hooray!!) and headed to the Healy. Dutch…
26 March 2008 Off to the great white north...again!
Today is my last day at home before I leave for our research cruise. Our flight takes off at 5:40am tomorrow! I guess that will help to start getting me used to the odd hours we keep on the ship.…
24 March 2008 Bering Sea trip, take two
Welcome everyone, to round two of my journaling for my Bering Sea research trip. Last year I also had a Polartrec journal, in order to communicate with friends, family and the 6th graders that I…