Picture of the Day for 10 September 2002

This morning, we left the very productive region of our last process station.  Later in the morning, we met up with our sister ship, the R/V Nathaniel Palmer, who had finished the GLOBEC survey grid. We retrieved three scientists that had been temporarily working on the NBP. Once we got underway, we began looking for Adélie Penguins to see what they had been eating.  We came upon a group of between 50-100 birds.  However, the ice floes were too small and the penguins too fast to be caught. We are currently steaming northeastward toward Palmer Station.  This photo of the day shows the Adélie penguins tobogganing away from the L.M. Gould (Photo by Dan Costa).