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January 30, 2018

It has been a long discussion in the past week or so if we would have helicopter time to go to Cape Evans. With the helicopter flights to the ice edge getting delayed, the likelihood of going was getting smaller. Luckily, after a discussion with us, the decision was th...

January 29, 2018

That was one once in a lifetime experience.

There are different factors that organisms living in the ice edge might be exposed to compared to organisms living under full coverage of ice, and we went there to get some zooplankton samples and to get an idea of how much li...

January 29, 2018

It was nice to have a day off, and it gave us a new perspective when coming back to work. I find it nice, and important to step out for a little when I'm working intensively on a project to give my brain the chance to absorb the information, and to rest for a while. Hi...

January 28, 2018

The anticipation of the day off made us all very happy and more inclined to have a late night.

After being all cozy in bed reading my book ready to sleep, I ended up joining the others at Southern Exposure for a glass of wine and what ended up being a hilarious game of...

January 27, 2018

Waking up was hard, but I am glad made it to the lecture which was very interesting.

More lab work for me, I finished “dissecting” all the pteropods for the DNA extraction and took all the photos of the filters for microbial counts! As yesterday, the microscopy was fun!


January 26, 2018

Today was even longer than yesterday, Tess and I left the lab after 12:20. But at least we got a chance to take a photo of the sun at midnight and Pat will be happy to see it! [edit I did!]

The flight to the ice edge finally left today, after a few days of cancelation....

January 25, 2018

Today was a very long day in the lab, resting metabolic rate measurements, dissecting and preparing to count bacterial cells and getting samples for DNA extraction. I did not take any photos :(. But it was nice to get a huge part of the work out of the way.

This morning...

January 24, 2018

After a morning of lab work, incubating gut contents of amphipods and then filtering it for our control, our group visited the Arrival Heights area where there are many research projects happening. One of them is studying the Aurora.

There was a magnet from WSU creamery...

January 23, 2018

Because of the conditions of the ice our previous sampling area on the ice is closed. The canal the icebreaker made is open and there is polynya (open water area in the ice formed by the wind) forming between our base and the kiwi base and our sampling hole is in betwe...

January 22, 2018

We woke up to white McMurdo, a beautiful white layer was covering the station and the observatory hill. Because of the low visibility, the flights to the ice edge were cancelled again, I’m group 6 and so far, only groups 1 and 2 have gone to the ice edge – I am really...

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