Patrick Halpin is the Gabel Associate Professor of the Practice of Marine Geospatial Ecology and Director of the Geospatial Analysis Program at the Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Science, Duke University.
Today began our first full day of whale observations, krill mapping and whale tagging. And what a spectacular day it was. After a night of oceanographic surveys we awoke to a chilly, misty morning nearContinue reading
The Gould Returns to Palmer Station from fishing to pick up the whale team for the next leg… A small subset of the whale team (Dave, Elleta, Roland and Pat) went out with the “ice-fish”Continue reading
While the science was going right on schedule, the highlight of the day was an unanticipated visit from an extremely curious minke whale. The team awoke this morning in Andvord Bay and we readied forContinue reading
Sometimes days don’t go quite as planned, but opportunities do arise. We started the day with a stiff breeze (>40knts) so we were not able to splash the small boats first thing as we hadContinue reading
We arrived at Palmer Station… An especially long awaited arrival for me. Early this morning as the ship slowed we emerged on to deck to watch the dawn creep over the Antarctic Peninsula. The glaciersContinue reading