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We continued to convoy with the R/V N.B Palmer throughout yesterday looking for a safe place to set up for our next process station. We had very cold weather and temperatures dropped to -55ºC with wind chill. This morning we finally found a suitable site that was away from icebergs that provided good access to a stable ice floe. While we were setting up the station, a Minke whale surfaced immediately behind the ship. Many of us ran down and saw it surface at least 3 times before it left. Given our good fortune we named our new home for the next 7-9 days “Ice Station Minke”. Photo by Dan Costa.