In June 2014, I departed South Texas for my 3rd field season in arctic Alaska. I was extremely excited to participate in my first research cruise! I spent 10 days aboard the R/V Norseman II as part of the Benthic Research Team (aka we played in a lot of mud). We collected >1000 infauna and epifauna invertebrates for stable isotope analysis. I never got tired of seeing ice bergs.
I also returned to Kaktovik on Barter Island collect more stable isotope samples for my masters thesis and to Direct the Kaktovik Oceanography Program for my 2nd year.
Enjoy the photos!
Norseman II Research Cruise in the Beaufort Sea – 2014
KAKTOVIK OCEANOGRAPHY PROGRAM 2014