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Harbor Montessori School Grades 1-3 Classes of Jennifer S. and Alicia L. What exactly is phytoplankton and how is it different from other kinds of plankton? Phytoplankton is a one celled plant-like...
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Chelsea Clarke

Chelsea Clarke Artist-in-Residence on the Healy How did an artist get to be on board the Healy for a science expedition? “Bob Pickart is one of the scientists on the Healy and he is very dedicated to...
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Kathy E's. Second Grade Class asked: Are there any mosquitoes where you are? There are no mosquitoes here on the ship or outside- it is too cold! However some flies have managed to get onboard-they have...
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Hailey F. asked: Do phytoplankton have eyes? How do they see? They do not have eyes. Phytoplankton are plant-like. How cold is the water where you are right now? The water is about 29 degrees F....
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Paige Connell

Paige Connell University of Southern California What are you studying while on the Healy? “I’m studying the grazing (eating) rates of microzooplankton and mesozooplankton on phytoplankton and...
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Gary Arndt

Gary Arndt Chef on the Healy How did you learn to cook? “I started with Hilton catering when I was in high school, at the age of 16. I’ve worked with many hotels and restaurants. In college I was a...
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Kathy T. and Julie B.’s Third Grade Classes Canandaigua, New York asked: Has anyone fallen through the ice? So far, no one has fallen through the ice! Luckily, whenever we are outside, the Coast Guard has...