Sunday, January 29, 2012
Friday, January 27, 2012
A large part of the work for Mairi (our wintering marine assistant) is to collect weekly CTD (conductivity, temperature and depth) data of the seawater. This requires heading out in a boat with some willing volunteers to collect a water sample. A flask is lowered to 500m where it collects a sample before being winched back up. Mairi then takes the sample back to the lab to do some science on it. While we were out on the water today this incredible iceberg crept up on us.
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Sunday, January 22, 2012
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Friday, January 20, 2012
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Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Saturday, January 07, 2012
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A few kilometers to the south of Rothera are several islands, one of which, Lagoon Island, has a small wooden cabin. Six of us (from left to right), Ash (this winters marine biologist), Simmo (last winters marine assistant), Laura (the forecaster's forecaster), me, Mairi (this winters marine assistant) and Tom took a boat over one Friday evening to stay the night. Thanks to Tom for the photo.
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