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By Author: Dr Nerida Wilson

21 April: A glassy pinnacle (Scotia Arc Expedition 2013)

We finally reached our Scotia Ridge site today. But our hopes of launching a camera to directly survey the bottom were dashed.  

By: Dr Nerida Wilson, Category: Science, Date: 23 Apr 2013

20 April: Memorable Experiences (Scotia Arc Expedition 2013)

Today we transit to our next site, away from Shag Rocks and towards a tiny part of the Scotia Ridge that rises steeply from deep water.  

By: Dr Nerida Wilson, Category: Science, Date: 23 Apr 2013

19 April: Treasure hunting (Scotia Arc Expedition 2013)

This morning we were ready to go trawling at Shag Rocks.

By: Dr Nerida Wilson, Category: Science, Date: 23 Apr 2013

18 April: What are you saying? (Scotia Arc Expedition 2013)

After fishing on the north side of South Georgia for a couple of days, we decided to move around to the south side.  

By: Dr Nerida Wilson, Category: Science, Date: 23 Apr 2013

16 April: Epic battles at sea (Scotia Arc Expedition 2013)

Finally this morning we arrived at South Georgia and began fishing in earnest.

By: Dr Nerida Wilson, Category: Science, Date: 23 Apr 2013

15 April: South Georgia on my mind (Scotia Arc Expedition 2013)

You can imagine by now that we are all champing at the bit to arrive at South Georgia and begin our next round of sampling.

By: Dr Nerida Wilson, Category: Science, Date: 17 Apr 2013

12 April: Great Expectations (Scotia Arc Expedition 2013)

Today I asked one of our scientists (who had never been on an Antarctic research cruise before) what she thought of the operation so far.

By: Dr Nerida Wilson, Category: Science, Date: 15 Apr 2013

11 April: Time to transit (Scotia Arc Expedition 2013)

En route to South Georgia.

By: Dr Nerida Wilson, Category: Science, Date: 15 Apr 2013

10 April: The Straits of Magellan (Scotia Arc Expedition 2013)

We started the day with two muddy trawls. The ship came with some sieve tables, which are exactly as they sound: sieves as big as tables!

By: Dr Nerida Wilson, Category: Science, Date: 15 Apr 2013

9 April: Fishing at last! (Scotia Arc Expedition 2013)

This expedition has not had an easy birth, but we are finally out and have started sampling.

By: Dr Nerida Wilson, Category: Science, Date: 15 Apr 2013