One Last Day...

Bear tracks in the snow on an ice floe.

Bear tracks in the snow on an ice floe. Click on image for credit and larger view.


September 15, 2012

Kate Stafford
Applied Physics Laboratory, University of Washington

We are on our last full day at sea, all the stations have been sampled and samples sorted and we are ending our voyage with the long transect home along the Russian coast and through Bering Strait. We are due to arrive in Nome tomorrow at noon (ADT). Despite a (very) bumpy start, overall the cruise has been very successful. Here are a few last photos from the cruise.

Khromov plies through glassy seas.

The Russian research vessel Professor Khromov flies through glassy seas. Click image for larger view and image credit.


A lone walrus breaks through new ice.

A lone walrus breaks through new ice. Click image for larger view and image credit.


 

Marshall Swartz monitors data from the CTD device.

Marshall Swartz monitors data from the CTD device. Click image for larger view and image credit.


Snow on the deck of the Khromov.

Snow on the deck of the Khromov. Click image for larger view and image credit.


 

An ivory gull.

An ivory gull. Click image for larger view and image credit.


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

Scientists gather on the deck of the Khromov on the lookout for polar bears. Click image for larger view and image credit.


 

This is not a plate of cookies...

This is not a plate of cookies... Click image for larger view and image credit.


Broken pack ice.

Broken pack ice. Click image for larger view and image credit.


 

Father and baby murre.

Father and baby murre. Click image for larger view and image credit.


Katrin Iken and Lauren Bell preparing to sort trawl samples.

Katrin Iken and Lauren Bell preparing to sort trawl samples. Click image for larger view and image credit.


 

A view of Herald Island.

A view of Herald Island. Click image for larger view and image credit.


Kitti wake fishing behind the Khromov.

Kitti wake fishing behind the Khromov. Click image for larger view and image credit.


 

Brenda Holladay covered in mud.

Brenda Holladay covered in mud. Click image for larger view and image credit.


Mike Kong processing water samples.

Mike Kong processing water samples. Click image for larger view and image credit.


 

Wrangel Island in the early morning.

Wrangel Island in the early morning. Click image for larger view and image credit.


New sea ice fingers.

New sea ice fingers. Click image for larger view and image credit.


 

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