Float Boat Recovery 2 Top
Hey Crew- more great news from our 2015 trip to the North Pole and back! Another little wooden float boat that we deployed atop the Arctic ice pack on our way back from the pole has been recovered…
Float Boat Recovery Message
This past October, I had an amazing notification pop up in my email letting me know that I had a new comment on my 2015 US Arctic GEOTRACES expedition page. It pertained to a neat citizen science…
Polar Sun
The Sun makes its way across the sky low and parallel to the horizon at the North Pole TODAY’S JOURNAL: There are some pretty amazing things to see above the Arctic Circle, and I discussed many of…
Seal's-Eye View of CTD Cast
Seal's-Eye View of CTD Cast TODAY’S JOURNAL: One of the major aspects of the 2015 US Arctic GEOTRACES Expedition was to obtain water samples for various trace element and nutrient testing. The…
Drilling Core Sample @ North Pole
Kyle Dilliplaine drills an ice core at the North Pole TODAY’S JOURNAL: In today’s GEOTRACES Cinema installment I have a few videos showing some of the aspects of ice sampling that we conducted on…
Leaping Polar Bear
A polar bear leaps across a bit of open water among ice floes. TODAY’S JOURNAL: One aspect of the expedition that I particularly enjoyed was looking for polar wildlife. I was pretty busy most days…
USCGC Healy ICEBREAKING ~86°N, 150°W
TODAY’S JOURNAL: I’m happy to say that I’m about adjusted back to “real” life, at least as much as I ever am. I still have a box of stuff on the way that I mailed from Dutch Harbor but otherwise the…
PolarTREC Teacher Bill Schmoker & Aurora
Cruise Day 64 Speed 0 knots (kts) (at port) Course n/a Location Dutch Harbor, Alaska Depth n/a GO DEEPER DISCUSSION: (see previous journal for the questions.) Prior to on-board refrigeration and…
Bill Schmoker Sautéing Veggies
Cruise Day 63 Speed 17 knots (kts) Course 180° (S) Location Bering Sea, ~304nm N. of Dutch Harbor, Alaska Depth 42 m GO DEEPER DISCUSSION: (see previous journal for the questions.) Orcas are the…
Orca Dorsal Fins
Cruise Day 62 Speed 17 knots (kts) Course 180° (S) Location Bering Strait, ~8nm W. of Cape Prince of Wales, Alaska Depth 53 m GO DEEPER DISCUSSION: (see previous journal for the questions.) During…
Mud and Shell in Multicore Sample
Cruise Day 61 Speed 17 knots (kts) Course 244° (WSW) Location Chukchi Sea, ~100 nm W of Barrow, Alaska Depth 48 m GO DEEPER DISCUSSION: (see previous journal for the questions.) By running in the…
US Coast Guard Sikorsky MH-60T Jayhawk Landing on USCGC Healy
Cruise Day 60 Speed 1.3 knots (kts) (on station) Course 300° (WNW) Location Chukchi Shelf, ~121 nm WNW of Barrow, Alaska Depth 37 m GO DEEPER DISCUSSION: (see previous journal for the questions.)…