Category Archives: Bering Sea

Turning the Tables

I visited Lawrence University in Wisconsin a few months ago to give a talk about my Bering Sea adventure. While I was there, I also met with student journalist Alyssa Villaire. Read her story about my visit. It’s weird reading … Continue reading

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science, journalism, and knitting on ice

This afternoon at Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin, I’m giving a talk with the clever title “Science, Journalism and Knitting on Ice: My Six-week Adventure in the Bering Sea.” I’ll be talking about my 2009 Bering Sea trip. I really … Continue reading

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book! book! book!

Fantastic photographer Chris Linder has a new photography book, Science on Ice, about four expeditions to the cold and icy parts of our planet. Including one to the Bering Sea. Sound familiar? That’s right, it’s the expedition I went on. … Continue reading

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blogger in the Arctic

A few weeks ago I got a call from Haley Smith Kingsland, a student at Stanford who was getting ready to be the blogger for a research cruise on the USCGC Healy. She was looking for advice, based on my … Continue reading

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bering sea haiku

I first set foot on the USCGC Healy a year ago today. To mark this anniversary, I present: haiku. Eat a big breakfast Put on the waterproof suit No bathroom break now. Long day on the ice Did I get … Continue reading

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photographer in antarctica

Chris Linder, the photographer who took me to the Bering Sea, is on another adventure – in Antarctica on an Artists & Writers grant. He’s there to take pictures of south polar skuas, which means several weeks camping at Cape … Continue reading

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why you don’t leave a car for six weeks

I learned a ton of awesome things when I was in the Bering Sea this spring. I also learned one important lesson when I got home: Don’t leave your car for six weeks without driving it. I guess since I … Continue reading

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seasons

Several people have asked if it was strange coming back from the Bering Sea, where I considered 35 degrees Fahrenheit to be seriously balmy, to D.C., where it’s 88 degrees right now. The answer is, actually, no. The majority of … Continue reading

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links-a-million

I’m finding myself kind of homesick for the Healy, so here are some of the links I’ve used to drown my sorrows. Simone Welch, an elementary school from D.C., was on the cruise, too. She got super hands-on with the … Continue reading

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home sweet home

I’m home! I’m home! And I’m totally jetlagged. This seemed wimpy to me, because it’s all the same country, right? I just flew home from Alaska. But then I remembered it’s almost as big a time difference as England, and … Continue reading

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