Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 03/20/2012 - 12:57
  1. Are the glaciers moving?
  2. Are you getting sea sick?
  3. Have you made any discoveries?
  4. Have you been able to catch anything from the sea to eat?
  5. Are you going under water at all?

Amber Lancaster

* Are the glaciers moving?Sure glaciers move and change all the time. Some of them are more
permanent and some are less permanent. Every warm season everything
melts and when it snows, the glaciers grow.
* Are you getting sea sick?
I got a little sea sick on the Drake Passage, but I never threw up.
We're on calm seas now so I'm doing fine.
* Have you made any discoveries?
Actually at the station we were at today, some people found forams (a
type of plankton) that aren't usually found in this area. One of the
oceanographers found warmer water currents that they weren't expecting.
It may not be headline news, but they are making small discoveries
that are allowing them to piece together the larger picture of how the
ecology of this area works.
* Have you been able to catch anything from the sea to eat?
No, we wouldn't do that even if we could. Also - you should know I'm a
vegetarian by now. Although I suppose I could try tasting some ice
algae.... Hmmm.....
* Are you going under water at all?
I'm not. It's so cold in the water. However, there are people who dive
below the ice in Antarctica and wear special suits called dry suits to
keep them warm and mostly dry under the ice.

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