Saturday evenings on the Healy have usually included a "morale event". A different group prepares the evening meal to give the regular crew a break, and there are often movies or other activities afterward. This week was the science group's turn to prepare dinner. A few weeks back we met to discuss menu possibilities and food choices, and we decided upon lasagna, roasted broccoli, garlic bread, and cake. Preparing a meal for 140 people in a moving kitchen was challenging, but we pulled off a great meal while enjoying the opportunity to give something back to the regular mess cooks who have fed us so well during this expedition.
With no ice in sight, the Healy has been traveling steadily southward as we continue toward port in Seward. The work of preparing to unload equipment and supplies once we reach port continues, and I continue to reflect on the Arctic's amazing life!
I have been continually in awe of the diversity of life found in the Arctic. This image, collected via the ROV, shows an abundance of organisms associated with this rock on the seafloor.
The ROV captured images of this arctic skate and benthic shrimp.
You don't want to miss the opportunity to hear about the expedition and ask the scientists questions. Join the scientists and me on August 8th at 2 PM ADT (6 PM EDT) for PolarConnect. The event is free, but registration is required. For more information or registration, go to: https://www.polartrec.com/polar-connect/register
Question And Answer
What has been your favorite part of this PolarTREC journey?