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
SO MANY CLAMS
Thomas sorting clams
Thomas’s first taco was in the Arctic!
The crew deploying the trawl net
The crew bringing in the trawl net
So. many. sand dollars.
Byozoan (Eucratea loricata)
wee little brittle stars
My fave seastar (Crossaster papposus)
Saduria entomon isopod!
Sorting the catch with the crews help
Midnight trawl session
Our target species! Serripes groenlandicus
The Benthic Team! Janelle, Vanessa, me, Thomas
ANIMIDA (Arctic Nearshore Impact Monitoring in the Drilling Area) Cruise in the Beaufort Sea
The Benthic Team! Ken, Susan, Christina, me
Sorted tray of isotope samples
Dissecting a sea cucumber to remove strings of muscle to use for stable isotope analysis!
How many people does it take to learn euchre? (Tommy, Austin, Lorena)
A filtered phytoplankton sample
Hermit crab saying hello! (Pagurus sp.)
Can you spot the UT sticker? #hookem
My friend Sarah visited from Toolik and it was amazing!
Retired oil rigs in Prudhoe Bay
har har har