Today was bittersweet as we packed up the labs downstairs, freshwater washed our mustang suits, and did our final loads of laundry. We have continuously steamed toward Nome since 1am this morning without stopping. Although my time on the Healy is coming to a close, I have had an amazing experience that I will carry to my classroom and beyond. I have have to thank Dr. Lee Cooper and Dr. Jackie Grebmeier for the opportunity to help them with their research and making me feel welcomed on the benthic team. All of the researchers and Coast Guard crew have made this expedition fun and exciting. Although I am far from my home state of New Hampshire, there have been some reminders of home. Evan Twarog, a recent USCG Academy graduate, is from Keene, New Hampshire and we have chatted throughout this trip about growing up in what we like to call "the shire". I am looking forward to sharing my experience with my students and to continue working with polar scientists to further communication between researchers and the public.

All researchers and Coast Guard crew aboard the USCGC Healy Expedtion 1901.
All researchers and Coast Guard crew aboard the USCGC Healy Expedtion 1901.
Piper Bartlett-Browne and Evan Twarog from the Coast Guard. They are both from New Hampshire and sailing on the Healy!
Piper Bartlett-Browne and Evan Twarog from the Coast Guard. They are both from New Hampshire and sailing on the Healy!

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Coordinates
65° 6' 5" N , 168° 16' 26" E
Location
Bering Strait
Weather Summary
Partly Sunny, 3-5 foot waves
Temperature
46 degree F
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Deanna W (not verified)

Thank you Piper for the informative and exciting blog of your expedition. I was living vacariously on the Healy through your writings. I hope the pack-up went well. Did you need the tape disposers? Hopefully disembarking went smoothly and your legs are coming back to normal. I remember having to readjust to colors especially while driving when I came off the ship but that was when there was mostly ice. Good to hear about some fun with the CG. Also the MPs blog is so timely with the recent reports. Looking forward to hearing more information about MPs. Thanks again!
Deanna