|Sailing Away: Sailing north - goodbye Antarctica! (photo by Heather)|
|Elephant Island - Our last glimpse of land for a while - Elephant Island (photo by Heather)|
What a day! Science is going great guns here on the James Clark Ross. We arrived at our first official station around midday yesterday, where water samples were collected and analyzed. Since then it has been full steam ahead, with round the clock observations.
|Katy, George and Jon get the VMP instrument ready to be sent 2 miles down into the water...lets hope it comes back! (photo by Richard)|
|Work continues through the night - Mike, Andrew and Heather watch as temperature and salinity data from the deep ocean comes in (photo by Richard)|
We woke up this morning to some sunshine and bright blue seas – a change from the snowy mist that has hung around these past few days. The crew have been busy chipping away ice and shoveling snow from the deck as we move north into slightly warmer waters. The wildlife is still fantastic - lots of penguins, whales, petrels and skuas about, and a few albatrosses are appearing now we move further north. Hugh, our onboard wildlife expert has put together a few pics of what we have seen so far…see the next post.
|Dick enjoys some sunshine on deck as the VMP is deployed (photo by Richard)|
|Icicles on the deck of the James Clark Ross (photo by Richard)|