Tag Archives: Bering Sea

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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oreo science: edicion en español

Loyal readers may recall my shipboard foray into oreo science two years ago, in which I learned that the ship’s mini-pack oreos were way smaller than the regular oreos I’d bought on shore. A follow-up experiment with Ritz crackers showed … 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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bering sea ice

Check it out: I wrote about ice in the Bering Sea for the website of Deadliest Catch,  the Discovery Channel show about crab fishing in the Bering Sea. There’s been a lot more ice than usual the last couple 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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land ho!

The plan was to come in Tuesday morning, but they had to end the science early for equipment reasons, so the captain decided to bring the ship in early, at 5:30 Monday. To which I, and everyone within a 420-foot … Continue reading

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deadly sea – rawr

As the scientist standing at the window next to me said a few minutes ago: “They wouldn’t show *this* on Deadliest Catch, would they?” The Bering Sea is absolutely dead calm. It looks like a pond, only flatter. You can … Continue reading

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