I just returned from a whirlwind trip to Kaktovik, Alaska—a small Inupiat village located on Barter Island on the coast… Read more Life as an Arctic Oceanographer
Category: Arctic summer
Deadhorse for a day… Or two… Or three…
Two days ago, my last research cruise of the summer ended and I disembarked in Prudhoe Bay/ Deadhorse on Alaska’s… Read more Deadhorse for a day… Or two… Or three…
Sea cucumber surgery
I spent the first week of August back aboard the Norseman II for another research cruise! This time, our objective… Read more Sea cucumber surgery
Puffins and glaciers and otters OH MY!
Since my work schedule allowed me a 5-day break between research cruises, my mom flew to Anchorage to go on… Read more Puffins and glaciers and otters OH MY!
Strange Creatures of the Murky Depths!
My first research cruise of the summer has come to an end and it feels great to stretch my legs… Read more Strange Creatures of the Murky Depths!
A successful, yet brief, training trip to Fairbanks
I’m gearing up for my 4th field season in arctic Alaska! This year ,I’ll be a researcher on two cruises,… Read more A successful, yet brief, training trip to Fairbanks
The 3 Rules of the Arctic
According to my advisor, Dr. Ken Dunton, the three cardinal rules of doing science in the Arctic are as follows…… Read more The 3 Rules of the Arctic
Boarding the R/V Norseman II
After two days of Marine Offshore Survival Training and logistics planning, I am heading North to Prudhoe Bay to board the R/V Norseman II for… Read more Boarding the R/V Norseman II
Hiking, hot springs, and moose… life is good
After two weeks of non-stop Oceanography Program action in Kaktovik, I was so appreciative to have a full day to… Read more Hiking, hot springs, and moose… life is good
After an exciting (and exhausting) 7 days of non-stop action, the Kaktovik Oceanography Program came to a close last week.… Read more Farewell Kaktovik