Underway!

We’ve started moving into our labs, and getting accustomed to life on the N.B. Palmer.

One of the luxuries of living at sea is the interaction with our feathered sea-faring friends.  This albatross spends most of its life on the high seas, coming to shore to breed.

Black browed albatross of the high seas!

Black browed albatross of the high seas!

Lab set-up requires lots of tying down of important equipment, to protect it against the high seas.  We also need music in our labs!  Here’s a picture of Susanne with her new stereo rig!

Rockin' the boat

Rockin’ the boat

Here’s a picture of our flow-through seawater setup.  Throughout the cruise, we can access seawater for filtering.

Flow-through seawater setup

Flow-through seawater setup

We’ve already begun to inspect the flowing seawater under the microscope, looking for phytoplankton that may come our way during transit to Antarctica.  2 more days to go, until we begin sampling on the Antarctic Peninsula.

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