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Antarctica–Advance Team Arrives

November 7, 2014

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In Antarctica, Rachael Morgan-Kiss and her grad students arrived on the “ice flight,” courtesy of an Air Force freight carrier. They are already sending messages back to me to pack equipment they missed.

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At left, one of the vehicles they rode across the ice to McMurdo. McMurdo Station is built on an island in the middle of the sea ice.

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The grad students, Chris and Wei, who is from China. Getting from Ohio through Australia and New Zealand was extra interesting.

Arrival4Rachael is setting up equipment in the McMurdo lab. The flasks hold photosynthetic microbes. We are going to culture known Antarctic microbes, as well as hunt for new ones.  More info, see Rachael’s field blog.

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2 Comments
  1. Darcy Blankenhorn permalink
    November 7, 2014 11:45 am

    So looking forward to the updates! Thanks for sharing!

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