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Arctic Whales

The Artic summer welcomes many species of whales back from lengthy migrations, including the gray, blue, fin, and minke whales, but a fascinating trio—the bowhead, beluga, and narwhal—make their home in the Arctic and subarctic year round. {Read More »}

Zooplankton Soup

SOUTHERN OCEAN-- Krill get all the fame and glory as far as Southern Ocean zooplankton are concerned, and they certainly deserve it. But they only… {Read More »}

Whale Break

SOUTHERN OCEAN-- After a full night of sorting krill, those of us on the night crew went out on deck in the early morning light.… {Read More »}

It’s All About the Krill

There are 19 scientists on board the Yuzhmorgeologiya and we’re all dedicated to studying Antarctic krill (Euphausia superba) and their ecosystem. I am on the… {Read More »}

Bouts of Bad Weather

Last night we arrived at our destination, South Orkney Islands, northeast of the Antarctic Peninsula. In most years the AMLR cruises just survey the South… {Read More »}

Zooplankton Under the Microscope

As you may have seen in one of our earlier dispatches regarding the zooplankton sampling methods (to read the dispatch click here) the zooplankton team… {Read More »}

Penguins & Krill

Hello from the Frozen South! Though we are currently around 200 km off shore, a few days ago we had a beautiful day to bob… {Read More »}

High Density Grid

During each of the cruises for this long-term set of observations, we have spent most of one day conducting a detailed investigation of the marine… {Read More »}

Zooplankton Group Deck Operations : Biofish, Net Tows, & Sample Recovery

Of the four components on the ship, the Zooplankton group (B028) spends the most time on deck, utilizing three instruments deployed from the ship's main… {Read More »}