« Almost there! | Main | Southbound on the LM Gould vessel »
Monday
Nov292010

Antarctica in View

It’s past midnight Sunday and it’s snowing outside as the NSF LM Gould research vessel approaches Antarctica’s western peninsula. We’re slated to end our 967 mile journey to Palmer Research Station by noon Monday. What a ride it’s been.  Quite rocky for a couple days but I hardly got seasick at all. Thank you, Transderm Scop Patch!  Instead, my worries shifted to envisioning myself strapped onto my bottom bunk bed being hurled into the ocean. It felt like I was on a teeter-totter at times.  But today was quite calm. We spotted a couple whales spouting and breaching—one a humpback and the other a minke. And lots of Cape petrels frolicking on the leeward side.

There's been no shore in sight for a couple days, but plenty of distractions in the boat to keep me from getting freaked out wondering if I’ll ever see land again. My two journalist colleagues and I flocked to several scientists asking for tutorials on their research topics, which range from the role marine viruses (a billion of them in a liter of seawater—who knew?) play in the food chain to the effect of climate warming on penguins and krill. Now I feel slightly more on top of things as we head to Palmer, where we’ll learn more by doing fieldwork with researchers.

I feel almost too excited to sleep—anticipating my first sight of glaciers. And right now I don’t envy the scientists who will continue on after dropping us off at Palmer Research Station. They’ll be doing research from the ship for more than a month.

Stay tuned for more once I arrive at Palmer, where we’ll have full Internet and email access. And tune in to KGNU radio (88.5 FM Boulder/Denver or live www.kgnu.org) Tuesday 8:35 – 9:00 a.m. as I’ll cohost the weekly “How On Earth” science show live from Antarctica!

 



References (53)

References allow you to track sources for this article, as well as articles that were written in response to this article.
  • Response
    Response: my review here
    Neat Site, Maintain the useful work. With thanks.
  • Response
  • Response
    Response: Boost Your Bust
  • Response
  • Response
    Response: Fat Loss Factor
  • Response
  • Response
  • Response
    Response: Magnetic Messaging
  • Response
    Response: text your ex back
  • Response
  • Response
  • Response
  • Response
  • Response
    Response: best fat loss diet
    Susan K Moran - Blog - Antarctica in View
  • Response
    see here for top quality posicionamiento buscadores around
  • Response
    Response: omega 3 max
    Susan K Moran - Blog - Antarctica in View
  • Response
    Susan K Moran - Blog - Antarctica in View
  • Response
    Response: Corey Park scam
    Susan K Moran - Blog - Antarctica in View
  • Response
    Susan K Moran - Blog - Antarctica in View
  • Response
    Response: headlamp light
    Susan K Moran - Blog - Antarctica in View
  • Response
    Susan K Moran - Blog - Antarctica in View
  • Response
    Response: Jared Londry
    Susan K Moran - Blog - Antarctica in View
  • Response
    Susan K Moran - Blog - Antarctica in View
  • Response
    Susan K Moran - Blog - Antarctica in View
  • Response
    Susan K Moran - Blog - Antarctica in View
  • Response
    Susan K Moran - Blog - Antarctica in View
  • Response
    Susan K Moran - Blog - Antarctica in View
  • Response
    Response: Jeff Halevy
    Susan K Moran - Blog - Antarctica in View
  • Response
    Response: Vincent Malfitano
    Susan K Moran - Blog - Antarctica in View
  • Response
    Response: Parajumpers oslo
    Prinz 兰斯亚 full - Text - Update herunterladen, TXT,canada goose montebello, Wie im Roman Ritter http://www.xs74.com/ stlich der kaserne der Bewegung IST zu Gro, zu kalt - und der ex - General - Bloom ein Krieg Bald die Botschaft, in der Sich aus der k
  • Response
    Response: Createurs de Luxe
    Susan K Moran - Blog - Antarctica in View
  • Response
    Susan K Moran - Blog - Antarctica in View
  • Response
    Susan K Moran - Blog - Antarctica in View
  • Response
    Susan K Moran - Blog - Antarctica in View
  • Response
    Susan K Moran - Blog - Antarctica in View
  • Response
    Susan K Moran - Blog - Antarctica in View
  • Response
    Response: Kion Kashefi
    Susan K Moran - Blog - Antarctica in View
  • Response
    Susan K Moran - Blog - Antarctica in View
  • Response
    Response: Red Payments
    Susan K Moran - Blog - Antarctica in View
  • Response
    Response: Red Payments
    Susan K Moran - Blog - Antarctica in View
  • Response
    Susan K Moran - Blog - Antarctica in View
  • Response
    Response: Eric Gonchar
    Susan K Moran - Blog - Antarctica in View
  • Response
    Response: Kion Kashefi
    Susan K Moran - Blog - Antarctica in View
  • Response
    Response: Vincent Malfitano
    Susan K Moran - Blog - Antarctica in View
  • Response
    Response: Amir Hasan Mojiri
    Susan K Moran - Blog - Antarctica in View
  • Response
    Response: Amir Hasan Mojiri
    Susan K Moran - Blog - Antarctica in View
  • Response
    Response: Amir Hasan Mojiri
    Susan K Moran - Blog - Antarctica in View
  • Response
    Response: Amir Hasan Mojiri
    Susan K Moran - Blog - Antarctica in View
  • Response
    Susan K Moran - Blog - Antarctica in View
  • Response
    Response: Garmin Jersey
    難行一年、ついに結果があって、たとえこれらの各王朝の天才 Trek cykeltrøje でも、我慢できない心の感動と熱狂.山の峰が急だが、ここまで歩くことができる人は、ほとんどの人は少なくとも三回涅盤を経験した劫強者で、御 Ralph Lauren danmark ガスの行は、どんな困難な事ではない、だから、約数分後、いくつかの人影は、ついには胸いっぱいの畏敬を持っていて、その下の無数な道の羨ましい垂涎の目の下、登頂.眩しい日差し、山頂の上に咲いて、まるで曙光が心神澎湃.さっと!林動一行は衝は一番前にため、いくつかの人影が弱い山頂の後、彼らはさっきまでその後、着地の第 Team Scott Cycling Jersey 1
  • Response
  • Response
  • Response
    Susan K Moran - Blog - Antarctica in

Reader Comments (2)

The waiter found in the clean up after meal... Nima, master in the folk

October 8, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterCanada Goose Outlet

We are teak garden furniture manufacturer, wholesaler and exporter. All of the furniture product by own factory, we are no reseller so we can give the best price and the best quality for the buyer.

Our aim is dealing with the people who concerns in a mutual business
on a long term base.

Interested ?

Contact us now, use form below: www.elliafurniture.com

January 17, 2015 | Unregistered Commentermebel jepara

PostPost a New Comment

Enter your information below to add a new comment.

My response is on my own website »
Author Email (optional):
Author URL (optional):
Post:
 
Some HTML allowed: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <code> <em> <i> <strike> <strong>