Live Blogging From Antarctica


Adrian Glover, deep-sea scientist and polychaete expert, is live blogging his experience aboard the RRS James Clark Ross in Antarctica. Posts will cover the expedition with occasional rants about his research including that on whale falls communities. I have to say the British know how to conduct science in style
Nevertheless, this being the RRS James Clark Ross on a Saturday night, dinner was shirt and tie, with cocktails in the bar before dinner, wine on the tables and fine silver to eat with. With teamwork, we made rounds of bloody marys, possibly not the easiest thing to do when anything you set on the table (worcester sauce, tabasco) is liable to fly horizontally at any minute.

Although is trip still doesn’t compare to our joint experience on a Japanese Research Vessel for two weeks in the middle of the Pacific. His gallery is here.

Dr. M (1714 Posts)

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.