Picture of the day for 8 September 2002

We were not able to maintain position against the floe we worked on the past two days, but we quickly found another location in the immediate vicinity in the morning. After lunch, the Ice Team went out to make optics measurements and the Dive Team made two dives. There are lots of seals in the area, one hauled out relatively close to the ship so the Seal Team completed measurements on their 15th seal.  Given the ice conditions both the Ice and the Seal Teams were left on separate floes.  In both cases, when the ship came alongside to pick them up, the pressure of the ship caused their respective floes to crack.  This picture, taken by Peter Hartsough, shows the Ice Team as they are being picked up by the ship.  Notice the large crack in their ice floe.