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Hello everyone, Beaches are fun to visit no matter where you are in the world, including the Arctic. So I hit the Barrow beach with oceanographer Dr. Kathleen Fischer to see what we could learn.…
Arctic – Homebound- Was I just in the Arctic on Saturday and now I am at home on the couch with the family and dog? Traveling by air can make the sense of time and place surreal. I can imagine that…
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Gravity Cores by Dr Lee Cooper Dr. Lee Cooper The gravity core is an instrument shaped like a missile. It is designed to forcibly enter a meter or more into the sediments. We are primarily using…
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Zooplankton Project by Dr. Ashjian- Dr. Carin Ashjian, scientist at Woods Hole Institute of Oceanography, at her microscope Zooplankton are small animals that live in the water and that swim so…
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Coring the bottom- Let’s see if you can shout “Haps” after reading this journal. The Haps Corer is the instrument used by teams studying the bottom of the Chukchi Sea. Simply, it is a tube that is…
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Science and Poetry Continues! Poem At the Seabird Olympics The seabird’s Darth Vader, the long-tailed jaeger, Makes his pirate’s patrol, taking his toll on the kittiwake’s hold of a silvery fish,…
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Collecting Mud You have got to love mud if you are on the benthos team. Organisms that feed many Arctic animals including the walruses and eiders (birds) live on the bottom in the mud. Many…
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Seven floor up What room is big, open, and surrounded by windows? The bridge! The bridge is the brain of the ship. Just like a brain, the bridge performs many duties. The three people on bridge…
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The Poetry Challenge is on! Can you write a poem about science? When I asked the Coast Guard and scientists aboard, they traded their binoculars, mud, CTD water, and ship’s wheel for pen and paper…
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Mammal and invertebrates- Today’s journal is brought to you by Arctic animals. Polar bear on ice- Brittle star in mud from a box core- PolarTREC teacher Deanna Wheeler sorts organisms for…
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Team Trawl- Meet Team Trawl, Dr. Brenda Konar, Alexandra Ravelo, and Kimberly Powell from University of Alaska Fairbanks. These scientists work the trawl net on the back of the ship. The large trawl…
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Science 24 hours- From a minute past midnight, science has been happening on the Healy. In the wee hours of the morning, researchers began deploying drifters, collecting water, netting plankton,…