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Toto - I don't think we're in Antarctica anymore I woke up around 0730 and felt my stomach rumble. I walked to my kitchen and quickly realized that Mike, Ralph and Andy were not in my kitchen…
NBP 1608 Science Team
Pratt Pier We arrived at Pratt Pier in Punta Arenas, Chile last evening around 2230 (1030pm). I will admit, I shed a tear or two when we were finally tied to the dock and the engines were shut off…
Pair of Commersons dolphins
Travel Update This morning at approximately 0800, we entered the Strait of Magellan. Our first trip through the strait (back in early September) occurred overnight. I was tucked away in my bunk and…
Catepillar engines
Travel Update - Land Ho Early this morning, we passed the tip of South America, the island known as Cabo de Hornos (or Cape Horn). Our captain, Brandon Bell, took a screen shot of our position early…
Captain Holly
Unexpected Mission If you are using the map tab at the top of the journal page, you may notice that we have made a slight turn to the west instead of continuing NE towards the Le Maire Strait (in…
Trace metal team
Back in the Drake We are officially back in the Drake Passage. After a week of little movement due to ice, everyone is getting reacquainted with life aboard a moving ship. After some last CTD casts…
Central dogma diagram
FREEDOM! At around 2130 last evening, I noticed that the ship was no longer following the typical pattern of the last six days (reverse/forward/ram/repeat). Instead, we were moving forward – and we…
Galley crew
Science Update For the past few days, I have been denying the fact that this research cruise is close to an end. Today, however, there is no denying the obvious. The incubation van is empty.…
Man basket deployment
Science Update At yesterday's science meeting, Dr. Randie Bundy (WHOI) and Dr. Kristen Buck (USF) presented information about ligand (iron-binding compounds) analysis and a general overview of the…
Counter-shading
Science Update Yesterday, we collected samples from 44 incubation bottles. It was a long day of filtering, labeling and storing samples. This is day 10 of Incubation 3, so we will not be collecting…
Bacteria from filters
Breaking Ice We have moved just a bit since yesterday. The RVIB Palmer is still working around the clock to move through this pack ice area. It turns out that there is a lot more to breaking ice…
Diatom image (40X)
I'm a Raider... Best of luck to Coach Ginty and the North Quincy High School Volleyball team as they compete against city rival Quincy High School tonight at NQ! Science Update For the past few days…