Iceward, finally iceward!

Hello Friends!

As July draws to a close,  it is time for me to do the unthinkable.  Yes, that is right,  it is nearly 100F outside and I have been trying on long underwear,  fuzzy hats,  and ordering new  warm gloves.   This  time next week, that won’t seem so strange, as I will be  deep in a Patagonian winter about to board a research vessel for Antarctica!

Once again I will be  setting sail on the gloriously  orange  Nathaniel B. Palmer,  an icebreaker  devoted to research in the southern oceans.    I will again be a   “lab rat”  on the zooplankton team,  spending much of my time in the zooplankton lab identifying and  counting zooplankton.

AND, perhaps the best part,  many of the friends I made last year will be returning for this cruise

You can check out all of my blogs from previous years using the the links on the top of the page.

Is there anything in particular you want to know more about?  If so,  leave me a comment here  and I will try to cover it in a future blog.