"Glad to be back?" One of the first questions that people ask (before "Did you see a polar bear?" and "Did you ever grow your sea legs?") is the hardest to answer. Yes…
Suiting up in an MSD-900 survival suit felt a little bit strange considering that there was no ice for as far as the eye could see. We were miles from the ice-edge as we pulled into Dutch Harbor but…
Latitude: 57 10.174N Longitude: 163 45.851W Alexei Pinchuk peers into a clear plastic bottle that he has taken out of the fridge outside the lab. If you didn't know better, you would think that he…
Latitude: 57 30.196N Longitude: 168 04.025WSo where in the world does a producer eat other animals, a consumer make its own food and sometimes either will decide to do both? Welcome to the wacky…
Latitude: 59 50.217N Longitude: 172 04.540WI stumbled into the main lab at 10.30 pm last night, already a little sleepy from a day of webcasting, multicoring and VanVeen grabbing. I was tired but…
Latitude: 62 03.489N Longitude 174 41.058W Yesterday we bid farewell to the ice and it was a perfect finale! After backing and ramming for hours to travel just a few miles through intensely thick…
Longitude: 175 41.698W Latitude: 59 43.948N ****It may not be sunny and 75 here in the high latitudes but it is still growing season and the ocean around us is in full bloom! While it might not be…
Latitude: 60 47.831N Longitude: 174 22.268W On the hunt for ice sturdy enough to stand on or any ice at all for that matter- we headed north again last night. I like the sound of this, as I still…
Latitude: 59 32.611N Longitude: 175 09.250W "And a good south wind sprung up behind; The Albatross did follow, And every day, for food or play, Came to the mariner's hollo!"  - Samuel…
Latitude: 57 32.836N Longitude: 169 15.240W Most of the scientists and crew aboard the Healy are admittedly much saltier and more sea-savvy than I. In random moments of desperate seasick agony many…
Latitude: 57 02.701N Longitude: 170 03.531WThe term "Damage Control" on the Healy takes on many different meanings depending on who you are talking to or how you are feeling. For the past…
Latitude: 557 19.521N Longitude: 169 54.416W Navigating the Bering Sea is nothing compared to the mental-mapping it takes to find your way around Healy City. Wrapping up my 20th day onboard, I am…