Environment

Back to Alaska!

Hello from Barrow, Alaska! This is Victoria Baylor and Zac Tait, members of the Frischer lab at Skidaway Institute. We are here to collect our final summer season samples and perform some experiments. We arrived safely in Barrow on August 11th after spending most of the 10th traveling and spending a night in Anchorage. The… Read more »

 

Global warming may mean big changes to marine ecosystems

As the Earth’s climate continues to warm, what kind of effects will we see in the ocean and the world in general? Seeking the answer to that broad question is one of the reasons scientists from the Skidaway Institute of Oceanography are working with an international team of scientists on an experiment in Bergen, Norway.… Read more »

 

Sunday 1 May 2011 – Last Lab Day

Today was our last full lab day and the beginning of the end for this trip. After breakfast in the cafeteria, Zac and I began to purify bacterial messenger RNA (mRNA) from the water we had filtered yesterday. mRNA is the molecule that acts as the intermediate between DNA and proteins. All the information necessary… Read more »

 

Thur 28 April 2011 – Back on the ice

After our relatively slow day in the lab, today we were back out on the ice collecting another set of samples.  We returned to our ice camp that we had previously sampled on Tuesday. Although we were a little bit disorganized getting going, by a little after nine we were all loaded up and our… Read more »

 

Thur 28 April 2011 – Back on the ice

After our relatively slow day in the lab, today we were back out on the ice collecting another set of samples.  We returned to our ice camp that we had previously sampled on Tuesday. Although we were a little bit disorganized getting going, by a little after nine we were all loaded up and our… Read more »

 

Packing Up – January 31, 2011

With all our samples collected today was spent processing samples and starting the long process of packing up the labs. First, the two male students (Steve and Zac) hosted a pancake breakfast at their hut. They earned major brownie points is all I can say. Besides it being an excellent meal, it was nice to… Read more »

 

A Second Sampling Day – January 28, 2011

Today was our second scheduled sampling day.  We started off the day with the most amazing start of the twilight time ever. I managed to take a picture but it doesn’t begin to do it justice.  The temperature has actually warmed up quite a bit, which means it can snow, and it did. But that… Read more »