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Let the summer research begin… In Antarctica!

As we approach the winter solstice here in NJ, a team of RUCOOL graduate students have arrived in Antarctica for their summer research funded by the National Science Foundation’s LTER (Long-Term Ecological Research) program. Joe Gradone and Quintin Diou-Cass are on the R/V Nathanial B Palmer which is just off the West Antarctic Peninsula. While […]

An Inlet By Any Other Name: Lamont Scientist Honored with Antarctic Feature Name

A bay in Antarctica has been named after biological oceanographer Hugh Ducklow from Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory. The name — made official in October — recognizes the oceanographer’s “extensive, noteworthy, and exemplary contributions to the advancement of marine biology in Antarctica,” as well as his 16 years of leadership at Antarctica’s Palmer Station. The […]

Drones are setting their sights on wildlife

By Kate Baggaley | February 10, 2017 It’s summer in Antarctica right now, which means temperatures along the coastline are hovering around freezing. David Johnston, a marine biologist at Duke University, and his colleagues have been taking advantage of this balmy weather. Over the past several weeks, they have sent fixed wing and multicopter drones […]