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Q&A – 3

Layna and Jakob from Texas asked: How cold is it? The inside of the ship is heated just like your home in the winter. The outside temperatures vary. During this cruise it’s been as warm as 30 degrees...
Moritz Schmid

Moritz Schmid

Moritz Schmid What do you study? “I study zooplankton which is the animal part of the plankton. They are between 1/2 to 2 millimeters long, about the size of a bread crumb.” What do you hope to...
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Tanja Schollmeir

Tanja Schollmeir Master’s student at the University of Alaska What are you studying? “Marine Biology. Initially, I was interested in dolphin therapy, which is using them to help children and adults...
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Q&A – 2

Evan from Palo Alto asked: Have you seen any animals yet? So far we’ve seen a lot of bald eagles. They are as common in Alaska as squirrels are in other parts of the United States. The Bald Eagle has...
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Kevin Arrigo Ph.D.

Kevin Arrigo Ph.D. Chief Scientist on the Healy Were you interested in Science in Elementary school? If so, what kind of Science? “Yes. I loved bugs, snakes, frogs and fish. One time, as a First...
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Lorenzo and Celeste From Palo Alto asked: What Do phytoplankton look like? There are many types of phytoplankton and they all look a little different. Some are bacteria, some are protists, and others are...