radio
Our last day in Unalaska was devoted to outreach and meeting the locals to tell them about our research and the area around them called Margaret’s Bay. We had a radio interview planned with KUCB to…
Crab
Anyone who knows me knows I am a big fan of the Deadliest Catch. One thing you see in the TV show whenever they are in Dutch Harbor are the eagles. I kind of thought it was staged but no, they are…
4th july
Fireworks are hard in the summer in Alaska because of the long daylight hours. The fireworks in Dutch Harbor were actually at midnight at the beginning of July 4th for this very reason and it still…
Waves
Today is our last day at sea. The wind has picked up over night and I awoke to the sounds of doors opening and closing and drawers slamming back and forth. As I woke I realized that I was moving…
Jelly
Before I left, my students wrote questions for me to answer on my trip. Here are some of the answers Flag made by one of my students. From Brian: Q: What is the “Puffy stuff” inside the Jellyfish?…
jellies
We are now two days into collecting our data and I thought that I would spend some time explaining why we are here. Our testing site is along the northern coast of Unimak Island, Eastern Aleutians in…
jelly
Part of our collection of data includes specimens from the net trawls. We are looking primarily for jelly species but we come across many other critters too. After the trawl, we sort the sample to…
CTD
We arrived at station 1 at approximately 1am Alaskan time. This station is slightly unusual as it is deep and just located off the shelf. The area itself is known as the slime bank. The majority of…
Engine
Black legged Kittiwakes hitching a ride. Today the sky turned grey and the sea looks dark and cold. The water is getting deeper in depth as we head towards our testing site. We still have another…
Dan Naber
While we are traveling to our research site, a journey that is taking two and a half days, we have some down time. In my case, time to explore the boat. The Sikuliaq in the dock at Nome, Alaska.…
safety equipment
This morning consisted of being safe on board. Our first task was to unpack all our equipment that had either been brought with us, delivered by air cargo or picked up by the ship in Dutch Harbor or…
Radio Interview
Today we spent organizing our equipment and collecting it from Alaska air cargo and then transferring it all to the ship. We were allowed to sleep on the ship tonight so we could depart when ready on…