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Over the last 24 hours onboard the LMG, the scenery surrounding the ship has changed as we approached the Antarctic Peninsula. Open ocean as far as the eye can see has been replaced by snowy islands and towering glacier-covered mountains on both sides of the ship. And now, 4 days after departing Chile, we have finally reached Palmer Station!

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Sailing Day arrives in Punta Arenas, Chile with blue skies and fair winds!! The ARSV Laurence M. Gould (LMG) seemed to glow in the drenching early morning sunlight.

airportToday is the big day, the day we leave home and head to Palmer Station which will be home away from home for most of us until mid-June.

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"Antarctica: the final frontier. These are the voyages of the Amsler-Baker-McClintock labs.

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Since my PhD research is focused on ocean warming impacts to sea stars from the northern Gulf of Mexico, the prospect of trading my bikini for a parka and heading to the bottom of the world seemed like science fiction when I joined the McClintock lab in 2016.