Ice Camp! – January 25, 2011

We’re getting there!  With our team mostly in place (Debbie Bronk and Karrie Sines arrived today), we’re now only missing our fearless leader Tish Yager. Tish, due to family obligations, couldn’t arrive until Thursday. Today, after a brief meeting with our logistical support team, it was decided that we would set-up our ice camp in… Read more »


Too Cold To Go – January 24, 2011

Marc Frischer continues his account of the challenges of conducting research during the winter on the north coast of Alaska. Another balmy day in Barrow, as I’m writing it is currently 46 below. Our day started with a meeting of the full logistical support team. The main issue of discussion was how cold it was… Read more »


Back to Barrow – January 22 & 23, 2011

Skidaway Institute professor Marc Frischer is back in Barrow, Alaska, along with grad student Zac Tait,  to conduct field work on his project into the effects of warming climate on the marine food web in the Arctic Ocean. As he did with a prior trip last summer, Dr. Frischer will send updates on his “adventure.”… Read more »


Notes from the Arctic – Packing-up August 31th, 2010

Hi All, Today was our last full day in Barrow and we spent it largely by shipping home our samples and packing-up our gear.  The Bronk group did manage to squeeze in a last bit of science by attempting to extract all those humics we collected a couple of days ago. Alas, things didn’t go… Read more »


Notes from the Arctic – Questing for Humics August 29th, 2010

Dr. Marc Frischer continues his log of his research trip to Barrow, Alaska. Here is some background information on the research project. Hi All, This morning we woke up to reasonable weather, but not the beautiful calm and sunny day that was forecast.  It was still foggy and the wind was blowing, but not too… Read more »


Notes from the Arctic – Weather Day August 27th, 2010

Skidaway Institute professor Marc Frischer continues this daily log of his research trip to Barrow, Alaska. With him are Skidaway Inst research tech Victoria Baylor and researchers from the University of Georgia and the Virginia Institute of Marine Science. Hi All, Its been a long day of waiting and finally giving-up on getting out to… Read more »


Notes from the Arctic – Lab Day August 26th, 2010

Hi All, Just finishing-up here in Barrow today.  Today was a big day of processing all the samples that we collected yesterday.  Our general strategy for this trip is to alternate between sample collection days and sample processing days. Again we woke up to foggy skies and moderate temperatures (low 40’s), but today the wind… Read more »


Notes from the Arctic – A day on the water August 25th, 2010

This is the second post by Skidaway Institute professor Marc Frischer, chronicling his research trip to Barrow,  Alaska,  for his study of the effect of a warming climate on the coastal ecology there. Just completing day 3 of the expedition.  After staying-up half the night to get ready for an 8:00 am sampling trip, the… Read more »