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Upwelling and Ecology in the Beaufort Sea
18 September 2017 Students Onboard The R/V Sikuliaq!
The R/V Sikuliaq research team, crew and captain really rolled out the red carpet for middle school students and teachers from the Anvil City Science Academy! Although we were all pretty exhausted…
17 September 2017 Arctic Cod: In Between The Physics, The Zooplankton and The Beluga Whales!
Arctic cod and brittle stars caught in the mid-water trawl net. September 2017. Photo by Lisa Seff. Curious about how the research team catches the Arctic cod? Wondering what they do with the…
16 September 2017 Where's the Ice?
Watch For Ice sign on the street in Nome Alaska. Photo by Lisa Seff. August 23, 2017. Sea Ice vs. Land Ice: What’s the difference? During our live webinar there were many questions about sea…
14 September 2017 Beluga Whales: The Canary of the Sea!
Beluga whale with blow at the surface! Photo courtesy of Dr. Kate Stafford. Photo taken April 30th, 2010. Beluga whales (Delphinapterus leucas) are at the highest trophic level of the ocean food…
15 September 2017 R/V Sikuliaq Polar Profile: Dr Steve Okkonen
Dr. Steve Okkonen on the deck of theR/V Sikuliaq. August 2017. Photo by Lisa Seff. Steve is an oceanographer and works for the University of Alaska Fairbanks. He and his wife and their two dogs…
12 September 2017 Green Shimmering Curtains Over the Beaufort Sea and Me!
"Hey there's an Aurora!" That was all we needed to hear at about 1:30am to send us out into the dark cold night! I had stayed up late to work on our PolarTREC webinar that was coming up in a few…
9 September 2017 It's Not Easy Being Green...Like The Color Of The Leaves...
"Travel tips: How to avoid carsickness, seasickness and airsickness... Be careful what you eat. And stay home." I love that "Travel Tips" quote by Charles M. Shulz, the american cartoonist best…
6 September 2017 Arctic Artwork At 35+ Knots!
Dr. Joel Llopiz braves the elements to fly an Arctic Artwork flag created by students at the Anvil City Science Academy in Nome Alaska! The video was taken only a few hours before the decks were…
11 September 2017 R/V Sikuliaq Polar Profile: Dr. Mike Lowe!
Dr. Mike Lowe on the water in Mississippi! Photo courtesy of Dr. Mike Lowe. My Polar Profile of the day will focus on Dr. Mike Lowe. Mike is a research scientist and works for the Louisiana State…
8 September 2017 R/V Sikuliaq Polar Profile: Chrissy Hernandez!
Today’s Polar Profile will focus on Chrissy Hernandez, a PhD candidate with the MIT/WHOI Joint Program in Oceanography. Chrissy works with Dr. Joel Llopiz in his lab at the Woods Hole Oceanographic…
6 September 2017 The Beaufort Sea Weather Update #3!
Wednesday 12:30pm "There's a storm Comin, You'd better run. There's a storm coming, Goodbye to the sun!" Lyrics by Richard Hawley and sung by Boz Scaggs! View of the Beaufort Sea from the deck…
6 September 2017 The Beaufort Sea Weather Update #2!
8:45am on Wednesday I awoke to a changed sea this morning! Waves off the aft-portion of the starboard side. R/V Sikuliaq. September 6, 2017. Photo by Lisa Seff. I could feel the ship rolling…