I’m elbow deep in fleeces, mittens, and wool socks! This is the 6th time I’ve packed for a multi-week polar… Read more Packing for an Arctic expedition: Two is one, and one is none!
Now that I have passed all the medical tests and received my ticket to New Zealand, I can officially announce it… I’M GOING TO ANTARCTICA!!!
Double double toil and trouble, fire burn and cauldron bubble… These vials are filled with loosely homogenized brittle stars from… Read more Cauldron bubble…
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
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!
Ode to Pluto
In honor of my favorite dwarf-planet’s first Instagram post, I’d like to share this poem I wrote in my 12th… Read more Ode to Pluto
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
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