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Bering Sea surveys resume

by Nate Jones, Vertebrate Ecology Lab The seasonal ice is breaking up, and it’s time once again for oceanographers to motor out into the Bering Sea to check the vital signs of the rich sub-arctic.  This summer Brian Hoover and … Continue reading

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Searching for missing penguins and avoiding projectile bird vomit

by Kristen Green, Ichthyology Lab Before leaving my Antarctic camp last spring, we still had biological work to do which was a welcome break from the monotony of packing. The first was a last ditch effort to retrieve the last … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: Here’s Looking at – Who?

Counting birds is harder than its sounds when your place of observation is the ocean, not a bird feeder.  This week’s photo features Brian Hoover of the Vertebrate Ecology Lab up in Alaska looking for a clue – to what … Continue reading

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Into the storm

…Our research cruise on the Gold Rush got off to a bumpy start.  We were delayed in leaving Dutch Harbor after working to attach the acoustic equipment, rig up our nets, and wire our electronic devices into the ship’s circuitry.  … Continue reading

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Bumpy Bering Sea Summer

Don’t trust that twinkle in Jacques Cousteau’s eye! And, don’t be fooled by the idyllic photo that my friend Amanda M. took at her field site on Palmyra Atoll… I’m here to remind everyone that Marine Science is not always … Continue reading

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Marching with Penguins

Imagine waking up, stepping outside, and being surrounded by nothing but snow, ice – and lots of penguins.  Such an opportunity is enough for even the most dedicated grad student to put a thesis on hold and hop a flight … Continue reading

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Birds of the Bering Sea – Rough Times

by Nate Jones, Vertebrate Ecology Lab June 7, 2008: A short entry, because I’m seasick! The weather has definitely taken a turn for the worse! So much for the calm Bering Sea in summertime. We have a gale going, with … Continue reading

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