South Georgia in the Southern Ocean
Another Beginning SIlent beauty, saying goodbye to South Georgia Where one adventure ends another begins, for now I take the lessons learned from a month in the Southern Ocean and South Georgia and…
Jillian Worssam
Flags and Cups, Oh My! Thank you PolarTREC and NSF for such an amazing scientific expedition. Life time memories! The science of the cruise might be over, but science is everything and all the time…
South Georgia Island
Meet the Students The stunning beauty and grandeur of South Georgia. The teacher becomes the student and all is right with the world. One of the great joys on this expedition has been to learn…
MT Rich on the back deck
Today was our last day for collecting seismic data. The streamer stayed in the water until 18:00, the Knudsen is still "chirping", and the multibeam will stay on until we reach the Economic…
Antarctic fur seal: Arctocephalus gazella
Elephant seals and fur seals, oh my Two fur seals possibly onshore to have pups and breed. Imagine walking through wildlife that has no fear of your presence, a nod of the head, a shuffle to a more…
South Georgia
The motion of the ocean To understand the purpose of our research I have had to travel back in time, a lot of time. It has taken me weeks to understand the magnitude of "this time travel!" Imagine a…
Welcome to Annenkov Island
Penguins that is A small cove on Annenkov island, an ecological menagerie of wild beauty. The weather has been marvelous, so one more attempt was made to put in the third and final GPS. With…
Sunshine on the starboard side
On the evening of October 10th, 2014 the Research Vessel OR5 out in the Taiwan Strait encountered a typhoon (Vong Fong) and was unable to avoid the storm. The ship went aground and turned over.…
Southern Elephant Seal
Have you ever had a lazy day, you know when you read a book, drink some hot chocolate and just relax? In spirit, today was that day. A calm day at sea. Fog moved in and the seismic continued to…
Gentoo Penguin
Can you caption a nose Before today's science I need to slip in a few more images from Bird Island. I am still in awe of the wildlife. We were too early in the season for chicks, but managed to see…
Electronic equipment for sea floor mapping
Don't Forget to register for next weeks polar connect event. See details at: www.polartrec.com As mentioned before there are multiple parts to our research in studying the ocean floor. For two…
Welcome to Bird Island
Welcome to Bird Island! What better way to start the day than with a selfie on Bird Island, South Georgia. Neither rain, nor fog, nor smooth seas stopped the crew from having a bit of a shore party…