ice algae

Q&A – 15

Clara  from Addison Elementary asked: What has been the most unusual thing you've seen on this voyage? Wow! That’s a great question! There have been so many interesting and fascinating things!! I think...
DSCN1732

Q&A – 14

The Harding Family  from Palo Alto asked: What are the sounds of the arctic and the ship you are on?  There are many, many sounds, but most of them come from the ship.  While sailing in open water we hear...
Bering Strait

Q&A – 13

Taro  from Addison Elementary asked: How long did you take to get there?  It was a long trip!  We first had to travel by airplane from San Francisco to Dutch Harbor, Alaska.  We flew from San...
bear standing

Q&A – 12

Summer Class of Carol M. from Palo Alto asked: Have you seen the mother polar bear teaching or modeling behavior? Unfortunately, we have not been close enough to do much observing, and it’s especially...
sun

Q&A – 11

Joshua H. from Oxford, England asked: How long is the night? Does it ever get dark in the Chukchi Sea at this time of year? No, it does not get dark at this time of year in the Chukchi.  The sun is rising...
sunandbluesky

Q&A – 10

Fraser, Cameron and Malcom from Addison Elementary asked: Does the sun ever set? The sun does not set at this time of year. Beginning with the spring equinox (March 21) the sun rises higher each day until...
Carolyn Stwertka

Carolyn Stwertka

Carolyn Stwertka PhD student, Dartmouth What is the focus of your research? “My research focuses on ice physics of sea ice and snow. I study how light is reflected off, absorbed into, and transmitted...
Frozen Ocean

Q&A – 9

Evie and Ben from Palo Atto asked: How big are the walruses tusks really? The tusks are actually large canine teeth and can grow to be as long as three feet! Read more about walruses here Core...
Healyonice

Q&A – 8

Harbor Montessori School Class of Gail P. How fast is the boat? The Healy can go 17 knots per hour (22 miles per hour) which may sound slow for a car but for a ship it is fast. What reason, other than...