In summer 2015, I participated in two research cruises aboard the R/V Norseman II, one in the Chukchi Sea and one in the Beaufort Sea. Both were incredible experiences, though I’m ashamed to admit that I got seasick for the first time while traveling from Nome, AK to the Chuckchi through the Bering Strait!

USGS Cruise in the Chukchi

 

ANIMIDA (Arctic Nearshore Impact Monitoring in the Drilling Area) Cruise in the Beaufort Sea