Wrapping up field work

Aubrey sorts and labels beach-collected shells.

The last few days of fieldwork were reserved for finishing up mapping of marine terraces, organizing, labeling, and packing samples, and taking one last unsuccessful stab at collecting live deepwater clams.  The weather has been warm and sunny with a light breeze – allowing some of us the unique experience of visiting Ingøya’s lighthouse.  Much discussion took place about next year’s field campaign – what worked well this year and what didn’t.  The trip back to the US started with the southbound Hurtigruten from Havøysund all the way to Tromsø.  On Wednesday we began our journey home by air and arrived back late Wednesday night.  For now, its back to the basement for these researchers!

If you haven’t had a chance to check out Dan Frost’s blog, please do!

Also, Randall Hyman’s second of three Discover Magazine online blog posts is up.

Aubrey sorts and labels beach-collected shells.
Aubrey sorts and labels beach-collected shells.
Southbound Hurtigruten.
Southbound Hurtigruten.
The crew and gear await the Hurtigruten.
The crew and gear await the Hurtigruten.
Fog rolls in - view from boathouse.
Fog rolls in - view from boathouse.
Lighthouse at Ingøya.
Lighthouse at Ingøya.
View West from lighthouse.
View West from lighthouse.
View South-West from lighthouse.
View South-West from lighthouse.
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View inside lighthouse
View inside lighthouse
The samples have made it safely back to SIPERG lab!
The samples have made it safely back to SIPERG lab!

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