Photo Log

This page contains photos and videos taken during the Russian-U.S. Arctic Census 2012 exploration. Click on any image to view a larger version and for additional information.

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Images

A beam trawl in the water, collecting samples of marine life for scientists to sort through.

September 17 Log
A beam trawl in the water, collecting samples of marine life for scientists to sort through.

Scientists sort through samples collected using the trawl.

September 17 Log
Scientists sort through samples collected using the trawl.

Buccinum polare, a species of sea snail, collected during the 2012 RUSALCA expedition.

September 17 Log
Buccinum polare, a species of sea snail, collected during the 2012 RUSALCA expedition.

Neoiphinoe coronata, also known as the crowned hairy snail, collected during a trawl.

September 17 Log
Neoiphinoe coronata, also known as the crowned hairy snail, collected during a trawl.

Arctic sea stars, Ctenodiscus crispatus, collected during a trawl, artfully arranged.

September 17 Log
Arctic sea stars, Ctenodiscus crispatus, collected during a trawl, artfully arranged.

The longfinger hermit, or Pagurus rathbuni.

September 17 Log
The "longfinger hermit," or Pagurus rathbuni.

Bear tracks in the snow on an ice floe.

September 15 Log
Bear tracks in the snow on an ice floe.

The Russian research vessel Professor Khromov flies through glassy seas.

September 15 Log
The Russian research vessel Khromov flies through glassy seas.

An ivory gull.

September 15 Log
An ivory gull.

A lone walrus breaks through new ice.

September 15 Log
A lone walrus breaks through new ice.

Marshall Swartz monitors data from the CTD device.

September 15 Log
Marshall Swartz monitors data from the CTD device.

Broken pack ice.

September 15 Log
Snow on the deck of the Khromov.

New sea ice fingers.

September 15 Log
New sea ice fingers. 

Scientists gather on the deck of the Khromov on the lookout for polar bears.

September 15 Log
Scientists gather on the deck of theKhromov on the lookout for polar bears.

This is not a plate of cookies...

September 15 Log
This is not a plate of cookies...

Broken pack ice.

September 15 Log
Broken pack ice.

Father and baby murre.

September 15 Log
Father and baby murre.

Katrin Iken and Lauren Bell preparing to sort trawl samples.

September 15 Log
Katrin Iken and Lauren Bell preparing to sort trawl samples.

A view of Herald Island.

September 15 Log
A view of Herald Island.

Kitti wake fishing behind the Khromov.

September 15 Log
Kitti wake fishing behind theKhromov.

Brenda Holladay covered in mud.

September 15 Log
Brenda Holladay covered in mud.

Mike Kong processing water samples.

September 15 Log
Mike Kong processing water samples.

Wrangel Island in the early morning.

September 15 Log
Wrangel Island in the early morning.

 

The first polar bear of the cruise.

September 14 Log
The first polar bear of the cruise.

A distant bearded seal on an ice floe near Herald Island.

September 14 Log
A distant bearded seal on an ice floe near Herald Island.

A young ringed seal on a very small floe.

September 14 Log
A young ringed seal on a very small floe.

This is how we usually see marine mammals up here – two walrus obscured by fog.

September 14 Log
This is how we usually see marine mammals up here – two walrus obscured by fog.

Jackie Grebmeier and Betty Carvellas with sediment samples.

September 13 Log
Jackie Grebmeier and Betty Carvellas with sediment samples.

Jackie Grebmeier on deck.

September 13 Log
Jackie Grebmeier on deck.

Bodhil Blum scoops a bit of sediment from a grab sample.

September 13 Log
Bodhil Blum scoops a bit of sediment from a grab sample.

Monica Kedra with a freshly collected sipunculid.

September 13 Log
Monica Kedra with a freshly collected sipunculid.

Masha's polar bear on an ice floe with its dinner.

September 11 Log
Masha's polar bear on an ice floe with its dinner.

Rinsing of a newly collected zooplankton sample.

September 9 Log
Rinsing of a newly collected zooplankton sample.

The butterfly net for zooplankton being deployed over the side of the Khromov.

September 9 Log
The butterfly net for zooplankton being deployed over the side of theKhromov.

Liza Ershova selecting individual copepods.

September 9 Log
Liza Ershova selecting individual copepods.

Ksenia Kosobokova looking for gravid female copepods for egg production experiements.

September 9 Log
Ksenia Kosobokova looking for gravid female copepods for egg production experiements.

The copepod, Calanus glacialis.

September 9 Log
The copepod, Calanus glacialis.

 

 

Ingredients for bouillabaisse or a trawl sample?

September 7 Log
Ingredients for bouillabaisse or a trawl sample?

Snow on the deck near Wrangel Island.

September 6 Log
Snow on the deck near Wrangel Island.

Preparing to deploy a fishing net.

September 6 Log
Preparing to deploy a fishing net.

This map from September 3 shows the weather patterns that plague the scientists on the second leg of this cruise.

September 3 Log
This map from September 3 shows the weather patterns that plague the scientists on the second leg of this cruise.

Treasure trawled up from the seafloor during the second leg of the RUSALCA 2012 expedition.

September 2 Log
Treasure trawled up from the seafloor during the second leg of the RUSALCA 2012 expedition.

Jeff DiPietro waits to hook a mooring

September 2 Log
Trawl samples are divided by taxonomy.

Lauren Bell and Bodil Bluhm sifting through a sediment grab.

September 2 Log
Lauren Bell and Bodil Bluhm sifting through a sediment grab.

Monica Kedra and Lauren Bell working with trawl samples in the lab.

September 2 Log
Monica Kedra and Lauren Bell working with trawl samples in the lab.

The zodiac trails the Khromov.

September 1 Log
The Zodiac trails the Khromov. (HR)

Jeff DiPietro waits to hook a mooring

September 1 Log
Jeff DiPietro waits to hook a mooring. (HR)

A barnacle-covered mooring on deck

September 1 Log
A barnacle-covered mooring on deck. (HR)

The RUSALCA Wranglers mooring recovery team

September 1 Log
The "RUSALCA Wranglers" mooring recovery team (HR)

An octopus caught in a benthic trawl.

Marine Biodiversity
An octopus caught in a benthic trawl. (HR)

Small Arctic cod are one of the more abundant fish species caught on the Arctic shelf.

Marine Biodiversity
Small Arctic cod are one of the more abundant fish species caught on the Arctic shelf. (HR)

Beam trawl to capture fish and benthic invertebrates is brought on board of the research vessel.

Marine Biodiversity
Beam trawl to capture fish and benthic invertebrates is brought on board of the research vessel. (HR)

Amphipods can be common within the Arctic zooplankton community.

Marine Biodiversity
Amphipods can be common within the Arctic zooplankton community. (HR)

Copepods are the most numerous and arguably the ecologically most important members of the Arctic zooplankton.

Marine Biodiversity
Copepods are the most numerous and ecologically important members of the Arctic zooplankton. (HR)

Basket stars as part of a benthic trawl catch.

Marine Biodiversity
Basket stars as part of a benthic trawl catch. (HR)

Crabs and brittle stars are common members of the benthic community in the Arctic.

Marine Biodiversity
Crabs and brittle stars are common members of the benthic community in the Arctic. (HR)

Large jelly fish in the Arctic Ocean.

Marine Biodiversity
Large jelly fish in the Arctic Ocean. (HR)

Walrus spotted during the 2010 Russian-U.S. Arctic Census expedition.

Marine Mammals
Walrus spotted during the 2010 Russian-U.S. Arctic Census expedition. (HR)

Polar bears crossing the Arctic ice.

Marine Mammals
Polar bears crossing the Arctic ice. (HR)

The tail of a bowhead whale breaks the surface.

Marine Mammals
The tail of a bowhead whale breaks the surface. (HR)

A pod of orca, or killer, whales observed during the 2012 RUSALCA expedition.

Marine Mammals
A pod of orca, or killer, whales observed during the 2012 RUSALCA expedition. (HR)

Atlantic hookear sculpin (Artediellus atlanticus), unknown in the seas off eastern Siberia and western North America until found in the Chukchi Borderland, RUSALCA 2009.

Arctic Fish
Atlantic hookear sculpin (Artediellus atlanticus). (HR)

Festive snailfish.

Arctic Fish
Festive snailfish. (HR)

Bering flounder (Hippoglossoides robustus), the first record from the East Siberian Sea, RUSALCA 2009.

Arctic Fish
Bering flounder (Hippoglossoides robustus). (HR)

Adolf’s eelpout (Lycodes adolfi), unknown in the western Arctic until found in the Chukchi Borderland, RUSALCA 2009.

Arctic Fish
Adolf’s eelpout (Lycodes adolfi). (HR)

 

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