Mertz Polynya voyage
This is a reproduction of Dr Helen Bostock's blog on Sciblogs from on board the Tangaroa during the Mertz Polynya voyage.
You can see the location of the blog posts on the map below. Click on the markers to read the post, or browse them all below (most recent posts are at the top).
Dr Helen Bostock and Dr Elizabeth Shadwick (ACE CRC) - reposted from Sciblogs
Location: 65.111248°S, 146.056312°E
Weather: Sunny, less than 20 knots
Sea state: 1-3 m swell
Phytoplankton are microscopic plants that live at the surface of the ocean.
Dr Helen Bostock and Emmanuelle Sultan - reposted from Sciblogs
Location: 65.114305°S, 142.304997°E
Weather: Cloudy and calm
Sea state: Calm
One of the primary aims of this voyage has been to monitor the formation of High Salinity Shelf Water at the Wilkes/Adelie Land shelf and its end product, the Antarctic bottom water.
Dr Beatriz Pena-Molino (ACE CRC) - reposted from Sciblogs
Location: 65.395795°S, 142.682921°E
Sea State: Calm
If you have been following this voyage for the last fortnight then you may well be wondering “what is a polynya?”