Hello Amber! I have been following your journals and it looks like you are experiencing a ton of cool science! I was teaching during your Polar Connect event, but just watched and listened to the recording. Please thank all the scientists who presented with you, as it was a great display of the diversity of polar science happening all on one ship. I have been teaching about bacteria and we were just talking about chemoautotrophs and anaerobic bacteria the other day. I can't wait to show my students your live event.
I do have some questions for the Bacteria folks. How long can the anaerobic bacteria survive in an O2 rich environment? When you pull them up, what is the time frame between pull up and putting them into the box? How do they know which ones to put in the box or do they all go in there?
Have a great last two weeks!
Melissa Barker PolarTREC Toolik May 2012