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James McClintock, Ph.D.
Mission Co-Investigator

Jim's Journal

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Southern deployment - "second wave"2/3/2004 8:28:06 AM

While UAB Marine Biologists Chuck and Maggie Amsler, Kevin Peters, and Anne Fairhead prepare to depart by ship from Punta Arenas, Chile in early February bound for Palmer Station, Antarctica, I will stay behind to join Dr. Bill Baker, our marine natural products chemist from the University of South ...

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A Tunicate Anti-Cancer Discovery3/30/2004 5:28:44 AM

As our research team continues its ongoing studies of the chemical ecology of Antarctic marine macroalgae and invertebrates we take pride in the applied overtones of our basic ecological research. With pipe lines to the UAB Cystic Fibrosis Center and the National Cancer Institute (NCI), it is a ...

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Whale Song4/8/2004 9:13:19 PM

Bill, Dan and I comprise the "second wave" of our UAB/USF research team, now steaming aboard the National Science Foundation research vessel (RV) Laurence Gould towards Palmer Station. Once we arrive we will join the rest of the research team led by Chuck, who have been working at the station ...

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Doc Betty Carlisle4/19/2004 6:24:20 PM

This season at Palmer Station I have had the good fortune to get to know and work with Betty Carlisle, MD. She is indeed a veteran of the US Antarctic program, having now served as a medical doctor at all three major US research facilities on the continent (South Pole, McMurdo Station, ...

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Those Amazing Sponges4/26/2004 2:44:33 PM

One of the fascinating groups of marine invertebrates that we study here in Antarctica are the marine sponges (yes, there is also a small group of freshwater sponges). Sponges are ancestrally primitive animals (first considered plants, Aristotle identified their animal nature) that while ...

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Adélie Penguins!5/5/2004 11:23:51 AM

Just yesterday while I was assisting the divers off of Hermit Island a “flock” of Adélie Penguins (Pygoscelis adeliae for you scientific aficionados) erupted from the sea just a few feet from our zodiac’s bow with a most impressive display of “porpoising” behavior. This swimming ...

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Palmer Station Science Monitoring Programs5/13/2004 4:02:37 PM

Palmer Station Science Monitoring Programs

There are a variety of science programs housed at Palmer Station that are long term monitoring programs dealing with topics far afield from whales, penguins, macroalgae or krill. In order to gather information on a long term basis, research agencies ...

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Hope Rising5/18/2004 7:52:48 AM

The e-mail had reached me via the UAB Antarctica web site and was addressed from the Executive Director of the Foundation for Hospital Art. What could this be all about I wondered? Reading through the message it became evident that the director wanted to know if I might be willing to ask a ...

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Homeward Bound Detours6/7/2004 10:36:23 AM

With winter fast approaching and the days on the western Antarctic Peninsula growing shorter by the week, it was time to turn my thoughts to my return to South America and onward to Birmingham where both my personal and UAB family awaited. And so it was with some mixed feelings that I learned ...

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