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Netting the Plankton

The LOKI net is one of the tools the team are using to understand the biology of the Chukchi Sea. The net funnels plankton past a camera as it is drawn upwards through the water. The weave is so fine on the...
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A Feast under the Ice

Breaking through the ice, the Healy churns up a lot of chunks, most of which have a brown film on their underside. This is under-ice algae, a thin film of plant life that clings to the bottom of the ice and...
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Travel to the Healy

Astrid Pacini is a undergraduate student at Yale University. The Arctic Spring Expedition aboard the Healy will be her first time to sea, but before she can set sail she has to fly from Boston to Dutch Harbor...