Close Encounters of the Furred Kind

In June and July last year, I was involved in a research cruise to the Arctic Circle. Our track started in Immingham in the UK, and ended in Reykjavik, Iceland. In between, we visited the Greenland ice shelf, Svalbard and the Barents Sea, all in the name of saving phytoplankton. Now, before heading out on […]

My Return To Blogging

Hello. It’s certainly been a while. I’ve had quite a busy year, and since my last entry on this blog, I’ve been to the Arctic Circle and the Southern Ocean. It was quite the adventure. My travels to the poles were to investigate the effects of ocean acidification on plankton, but there was plenty of […]

Foula Island

As my next cruise approaches with alarming speed, I realised that there are a few stories I never shared on my blog from the end of my last one. It’s a shame, really, since I had some incredible experiences that left an indelible mark on me, and I wish I’d had the time when I […]

Reflections on my first research cruise

Well, I quite successfully managed to forget to update you on the rest of my cruise. It got very hectic and busy, and I grew increasingly sleep deprived. As such, I had little time to write anything that wasn’t related to my work! It was a shame, for sure, but I can at least do […]

Research Cruise in Pictures

So I had an idea that if I shrunk down a handful of photos to a fairly small size, I could probably successfully upload them on my slow connection. I’ve definitely been itching to show you all some pictures, so I’m giving it a go! Click on the thumbnails to get a slightly larger picture. […]

A Week on the RRS Discovery

It’s now been a whole week since my feet touched land, and what a busy week it’s been! My day usually starts about about 3 or 4am, when I have to get dressed and up on the main deck to sample from the CTD. The term CTD stands for “Conductivity Temperature Depth”, but is also […]