AMLR 2002 Weekly Report No. 1

13 January 2002

1. The Russian R/V Yuzhmorgeologiya departed Punta ArenasChile at 0930 on 11 January 2002 in route to the U.S. AMLR study area in the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica.Good weather has allowed excellent progress and landfall is expected later this evening, several hours ahead of schedule.

2. First stop will be in AdmiraltyBay where acoustic transducers will be calibrated and personnel (S. Emslie and M. Polito) and provisions transferred ashore to the Copacabana field camp.

3. Second stop will be at the CapeShirreff field camp where personnel (R. Holt, SW Fisheries Science Center, P. Parker, SWFSC, and V. Vallejos, Chilean Antarctic Institute) and provisions will be transferred ashore.

4. Scientific party remaining aboard will include:

R. Hewitt, SWFSC, chief scientist

J. Emery,SWFSC, acoustics

V. Loeb,Moss Landing Marine Labs, zooplankton

A. Jenkins,SWFSC, small boats, zooplankton

R. Rowley, small boats, zooplankton

N. Gong, SWFSC, zooplankton

M. Force, SWFSC, zooplankton

S. Peters, SWFSC, zooplankton

E. Bredesen,University of British Columbia

L. Linacre, SWFSC, zooplankton

M. ProwseSouth Africa, oceanography, ET support

D. NeedhamSouth Africa, oceanography, ET support

J. Wieland, Scripps Inst. Ocean., Phytoplankton

R. Reynolds, Univ. Washington, Phytoplankton

C. Hewes, Scripps Inst. Ocean., phytoplankton

J. Lipsky, SWFSC, lipid extractions and scat analysis