The juvenile white shark tag recorded temperature, depth, and light-levels every five seconds during the 90 days that it was deployed on the shark resulting in more than 4.5 million data points.
Today we found out how lucky we were to have made the crossing of the Drake when we did. Apparently a low pressure cell has moved in behind us and the Drake is now a washing machine.
We moved about the L.M. Gould last night as we made final preparations to sail.
Yesterday we saw the return of the L.M. Gould as she returned from the ice-fishing expedition to obtain samples for research here at Palmer Station.
Today was probably our last survey for crabeater seals. We didn't see any, but we did find a group of Antarctic terns resting on the ice.
Today some of us stayed and worked in the lab, analyzing samples, or working with track data, while others went to look for crabeater seals.
Around Palmer Station, we use a small boat to search the area for crabeater seals. Along the way we stumble upon a variety of interesting wildlife.
The guys from the white shark team -- Kevin Weng (left) and Sal Jorgensen (right) -- are busy working up the data retrieved from the juvenile white shark's tag, which was scooped out of the ocean
After a day of cargo ops and preparations, the LM Gould left this morning with the ice fish group for a trip to obtain more fish for continued research at Pa
After a final day working to catch a seal we headed north back to Palmer Station. The weather continues to be amazing with the barometer over 1000 mmHg (sunny, high pressure).