Picture of the Day for 7 September 2002

One of the advantages of getting up for a 6:30 CTD is that you can see the sunrise if there is one.  This morning we started the day with a gorgeous sunrise that took almost a hour to complete.  At these high latitudes the sun rises and falls very slowly. Later in the morning the ice dynamics team got out and completed a whole series of ice optics measurements, the ice biologist took core samples and the krill team, made a series of dives.  Today the seal biologists also had some excitement as two crabeater seals hauled out just in front of the ship.  They were able to successfully complete a set of measurements on one of them. Although, we all feel the end of the cruise is near, we are certainly making good use of our last few days of science. Photo by Dan Costa