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James Clark Ross Arctic Cruise 2013 – JR288

The James Clark Ross is currently engaged on a month long science cruise,  designated JR288, to the Arctic. Initially the ship is working to the east of Greenland, slowly heading further north,  and will then turn east towards Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen. … Continue reading

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JR Update 14th January 2013

Today did not start well and I was not sure that I would have much to write about this evening.  I did consider taking pictures of banoffee pie as the highlight of the day at one point. In the early … Continue reading

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JCR274

The RRS James Clark Ross is currently on science cruise JR274,  Ocean Acidification,  and will be spending the next few weeks sampling rather a lot of water. The above image is the proposed track for this cruise and at the … Continue reading

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Mooring – 3rd April 2012

The JCR left the Falkland Islands at the end of March for the final Antarctic science cruise of the season, this time with oceanographers and geologists.

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Week 5: wrapping up and travelling home – March 21st, 2012

Jen Jackson, BAS This week we bios have all been busy wrapping up our science work for this cruise: Adam (link: meet a scientist) is finally completing his bivalve experiments after many weeks in the cold room, Rachel has been … Continue reading

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Ocean Chemistry on the JCR – March 21st 2012

Douglas Hamilton, University of East Anglia Water chemistry is employed during cruises to look for various things of interest to Oceanographers like temperature, salinity, dissolved oxygen and chlorophyll. Temperature and salinity can be used to tell us something about where … Continue reading

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James Clark Ross diary – March 15th 2012

Melanie Mackenzie – Museum Victoria Now that we’ve finished collecting specimens, the EVOLHIST biology team on board the James Clark Ross is busily working away in the ship’s labs. Dr Jen Jackson has been working with the British Antarctic Survey … Continue reading

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Week 4: Monday 27th February to Sunday 4th March: Completing our biological sampling in the eastern Weddell sea

Rachel Downey (British Antarctic Survey) We have been working in some amazingly calm waters for the last two weeks, and are now breaking through the sea ice again as we leave this part of the eastern Weddell sea for a … Continue reading

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Meet a team member

Adam has joined us from Southampton University where he studies the reproduction and morphology of bivalve molluscs in the Southern Ocean. Like their clam and mussel relatives, Adam’s tiny Antarctic bivalves get their food by filtering seawater. Adam is particularly … Continue reading

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Week 3: Biological surveys in the eastern Weddell Sea

Jen Jackson (British Antarctic Survey) Hello from the eastern Weddell Sea! On Sunday 19th February we reached the most southerly point of our expedition. At 77.36 degrees south we had made it as far south into the Weddell Sea as … Continue reading

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