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Oden Antarctic Expedition 08
21 January 2009 Honey, I’m Home!
Honey, I’m Home! The trip home started with the check in and pre-flight weigh-in to make sure that my luggage did not exceed 75 pounds. We all were required to wear our special ECW (extreme cold…
13 January 2009 1/13/09 Two Days in McMurdo Station, Ross Island
Exploring McMurdo For me, the reoccurring theme of this 2 month adventure has been, "Just when you thought it could not get better….”. As we walked off the Oden on Jan 12 we were told that our…
12 January 2009 Are We There Yet??
Are We There Yet?As much as I have enjoyed every minute of this expedition and I am already starting to miss some of the great people I have become friends with on the Oden, the last mile to McMurdo…
9 January 2009 Ross Island and McMurdo Sound!
McMurdo Sound Ice StationAs we approached Ross Island at the far western edge of the Ross Sea Polynya, we were greeted by amazing views of the 4 volcanic peaks of Ross Island. This was the first…
3 January 2009 A Great Start to a New Year!
Note: We are running a few days behind with these journals due to communications issues with the Oden. Thank you for your patience. Oden News Flash! Before we get to today's topics I need to make a…
30 December 2008 Jeff Joins the Seal Team!
My Day With The Seal Research TeamYesterday was a life-changing day for me that I will never forget. The seal research team had invited me to spend the day helping them haul their equipment and they…
27 December 2008 Size Is Not Everything!
KrillIt is so easy to imagine a place on the Earth in terms of the charismatic animals that live there. Monkeys in tropical jungles, colorful fish on coral reefs, dolphins in the sea, polar bears in…
22 December 2008 Holiday Time On The Oden
Oden News Flash! Before we get to today's topic I need to make an announcement....Set your calendars for our 2nd Live Webinar on Wednesday, January 7th! Our first live event was a great success and…
20 December 2008 Fika and Foam and Megacores
Oden News Flash! Before we get to today's topic I need to make an announcement....It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas aboard Oden. Check my upcoming journal posts for photos and descriptions…
19 December 2008 Seal Research
Oden News Flash! Before we get to today's topic I need to make an announcement.... I learned today that some of my journal posts from this week were lost in the complex satellite cyberspace pathway…
19 December 2008 The Ice Research Team at Work….with
There are no weekends off on a polar research expedition. On Saturday we tied up to an ice floe that was several hundred meters wide for Ice Station #2 and today we tied up to a flow that was nearly…
13 December 2008 Ice Research Station #1; Standing where no human has ever stepped before!
As one of the first to step onto the ice, I felt like a lunar explorer who didn't know what the surface would feel like under my feet!And, I knew that with every step I was standing where no human…