TGIF: Iceberg sails past New Zealand (2006)

New Zealanders impress me at nearly every turn. I mean, when was the last time your local news station sent out a reporter by helicopter to land on an Antarctic iceberg floating by offshore? The guys in this video are from the Otago Daily Times. One of the intrepid chaps sums it up nicely,… “all my life I wanted to go to the Antarctic, now the Antarctic’s come to me.”

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Craig McClain is the Assistant Director of Science for the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center, created to facilitate research to address fundamental questions in evolutionary science. He has conducted deep-sea research for 11 years and published over 40 papers in the area. He has participated in dozens of expeditions taking him to the Antarctic and the most remote regions of the Pacific and Atlantic. Craig’s research focuses mainly on marine systems and particularly the biology of body size, biodiversity, and energy flow. He focuses often on deep-sea systems as a natural test of the consequences of energy limitation on biological systems. He is the author and chief editor of Deep-Sea News, a popular deep-sea themed blog, rated the number one ocean blog on the web and winner of numerous awards. Craig’s popular writing has been featured in Cosmos, Science Illustrated, American Scientist, Wired, Mental Floss, and the Open Lab: The Best Science Writing on the Web.

2 comments on “TGIF: Iceberg sails past New Zealand (2006)
  1. I just attached this to the wrong post. Let’s try again.

    When I was a teenager in Alaska, ice on the neighboring body of sea was not news worthy enough for the local stations to comment on it, but they did once send out the copters to cover the rescue of two of my friends who were busy drifting out to sea on an ice floe.

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