|The Seagulls are mocking us. |
Our view from the boat in the open ocean for one last day of deep-water dredging.
|Morning taxi on its way into the dock|
|Erlend's boat provides ideal working condition and looks really cool.|
|When done correctly, you can catch science and dinner in the same drift|
|The picture all of my friends from rural Maine have been waiting to see...plus, catching fish for dinner while we work is the least carbon-intensive form of sustenance. There is not much reason to buy frozen fish in Tromso when...|
|Expert in dissection?|
|Experts in digestion. The camp ate well tonight.|
PM infantry update: The weather was conducive for a day of cleaning up yesterday's recon. mission w/ Mike, Julie, and Sam on the ground while we were out on the boat. They were able to survey the beach terrace elevations we sampled yesterday as a group and also collect more in-situ material for radiocarbon dating. In-situ means in-position and this important so that we can tie the radiocarbon ages of the shell materials to the formation of the landform. We avoid shells that find their way to sites through happenstance, such as piled by birds or dug up by anything other than us, and don't provide any valuable information on the specific of the organism's living environment.
|Sam is either sampling mollusk shells for radiocarbon dating|
or setting the stage for a disastrously hard easter egg hunt...
|Mike sights in the elevation of the raised marine beach ridges|
|"Dr. Retelle, would you be so kind as to jot this down as I voice my field notes in spoken word..."|
|Sam and Julie for scale as they occupy a divot into the beach ridge|