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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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JCR Refit 2011

The James Clark Ross entered Portsmouth Naval Base on Wednesday 1st June to start the annual refit period. The James Clark Ross entered Portsmouth Naval Base on Wednesday 1st June to start the annual refit period. Position Report for Entry … Continue reading

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Weddell Sea

For the past few days we have been steaming through the Weddell Sea, stopping every now and then to do more science. Yesterday was a day of coring using the gravity corer and the box corer (a very messy task). … Continue reading

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South Georgia Visit

The RRS James Clark Ross made a brief visit to Grytviken and King Edward Point on Thursday morning. Members of the science team managed to get ashore and enjoy the fantastic views along with the stunning wildlife.

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Ice…..

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