Extracting a sediment trap.
Did our sediment traps work? Its been over a year since my science team and I have left The Ice and returned to North America. However, that doesn’t mean that our science is finished! I thought I’d…
Anne Jungblut counting different species under the microscope.
The Microverse There are microbes everywhere, and most of the time, we think nothing of them. They live all around us, on us, and inside us. They also make up the communities at the bottom of Lake…
The G-063 team!
Some Final Thoughts All members of G-063 are now either home, or on their way home... I've been putting off this journal telling you that I made it, partly because I don't want it to be over! I'll…
There have been many times during this field season when I catch myself thinking "This is the most exciting/bizarre/adventurous thing I've ever done". I think I'm having one of those surreal moments…
G-063 skiing near Scott Base. Photo by Justin Lawrence.
G-063 is all packed up and ready to fly back to Christchurch, New Zealand, but we can't yet! We were originally supposed to depart yesterday but poor weather conditions have caused several flight…
 Doing six weeks of dishes at once
G-063 has safely returned to McMurdo Station. We've spent the past few days cleaning gear and returning equipment to various places around the station. We've also been preparing our samples to be…
Smiles after a successful trap deployment.
G-063 Gets Retro'ed Retro: in Antarctica-speak means to return something back to where it came from.* With much elation from everyone, we've successfully deployed our sediment traps! We exchanged…
Sasha and Justin adjusting sediment trap.  Drill hole is in foreground with drop camera and computer nearby.
Sediment Trap Update With few days left of our time here, we are focusing all of our attention on installing the sediment traps. (The basic design of the traps was explained previously in the…
Students listening to a PolarConnect Event
Connect with Lucy and the team! Join us for this real-time PolarConnect webinar (web seminar) from Antarctica! Lucy and her team have been stationed at a remote camp for field work in the harsh Dry…
Our solar installation outside the Polarhaven tent on the lake.
In a recent email from my students, I was asked how I manage to make movies out here in the middle of nowhere. It made me think that I should explain more about our technology here! We have computers…
Sasha's improved map, showing our drill holes. Can you tell the differences between this and the first one? Courtesy of Sasha Leidman.
We've now drilled over 50 holes in Lake Joyce! Everyday, we load up the drill sled and the science sled and go... somewhere. We usually have an idea of where we're headed, but without Sasha, we'd…
Megan Krusor arriving at McMurdo Station.
 More About Megan Our Microbiologist You've already met team member Megan Krusor in the journal titled "Meeting a Microbiologist", but here she is in her own words! I don’t remember not being…