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Ted Fathauer


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Description: Ted Fathauer is a weather forecaster who volunteered to come along to support the science work on this cruise. He's been helping out with the CTD and XBT's.

Stephanie with CTD


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Description: Stephanie King spends most of her time working with the CTD bottle rosette. Clearly she loves her work!

Jackie with Haps


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Description: Jackie is getting ready to guide the Haps core over and into the water. You can see the core barrel at the bottom.

Packing the Van


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Description: Everyone had started packing over the last couple of days, but the push was on today to wrap things up. Here are just a few of the boxes and pieces of equipment that we labeled in the van on deck.



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Description: We've been seeing walrus all evening, but these were the first I saw and actually the first I had ever seen up here.

Me, Rebecca, and Ice


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Description: Last night we spotted ice on the horizon and rushed on to the deck to sieve the last of Jackie's cores. Peter Lee took this picture of Rebecca and me just as we were getting into the ice and finishing the cores.

Polar Bear


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Description: Just before dinner someone spotted a polar bear off the bow. We all watched for over a half hour as it devoured its dinner. Once the ship moved, it went into the water and swam away. (photo by Rebecca Pirtle-Levy)

Dr. Koji Shimada and H...


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Description: standing on deck with the mooring they have just retrieved.

Caitlin with GTD


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Description: Be sure to compare this piece of equipment to the bio acoustic fish. Caitlin O'Neill works with both and gets good data from both. Science isn't always neat.

Bio acoustic fish


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Description: Early in the trip Caitlin and the crew spent lots of time making sure the fish was working and transmitting data properly. After many days of workinng very well, it's out of the water now because we're in ice.

Jackie in the lab


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Description: Jackie is only on deck gathering mud part of the time. She also spends a great deal of time in the ship's lab.

Jackie with haps core


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Description: Jackie looks very happy because she's just gotten a good core for her respiration experiments. In the background you can see the green van where we process the mud.

Lee in van


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Description: Lee is getting ready in the van for another station. The van is set up on deck, and it holds much of our mud equipment and provides a place to work to cut the cores and preserve the mud animals from the grabs.

Sand dollars


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Description: We always find these sand dollars at this particular station, and we take extra grabs in order to save sand dollars for the crew.

Photo by: Steve Kennedy

Barb helps out


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Description: Sieving mud is more fun than it sounds, and we often get others who want to help out. Here we are with Barb Wilson, ship's logistics officer, who came out and helped through two stations. Left to right in the picture - me, Barb Wilson, Rebecca Pirtle-Levy.

Photo by: Jackie Callen

Me sieving


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Description: In this picture, I've sieved all the mud and tilted the box on end so I can get the animals out.

Photo by: Jackie Callen

van Veen mud


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Description: Once the mud has been dumped from the van Veen grab, we dump it into sieve boxes and work with hoses to get all the mud out and collect the animals.

Photo by: Koji Shimada

van Veen wash


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Description: After the van Veen comes on deck, we dump the mud into a bucket. Here Jackie is holding the van Veen while I wash it out before sending it back down for another mud grab.

Photo by: Koji Shimada

Off the top


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Description: When the first mud grab comes up, we take small samples off the top
for analysis. Often it's Rebecca Pirtle-Levy taking the samples as she is
in this picture.

Photo by: Koji Shimada

van Veen out of the water


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Description: At each station we send the van Veen down 5 times to grab mud from the bottom. You can tell that it's coming up in this picture because it's closed.

Photo by: Jackie Callen

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