Icy Inverts 2004
R/V Laurence M. Gould in Antarctica
November 23– December 22, 2004
Two groups of scientists studying the biology of marine invertebrate animals will board the ship R/V Laurence M. Gould and embark on a 5-week voyage through Argentine and Antarctic waters. During the cruise they will examine invertebrates, animals without backbones, that live in the water column and on the ocean’s bottom. One of the groups will study the biology of salps, a group of animals living in the water column that are closely related to vertebrates. The other team will explore how larval forms might disperse between South America and Antarctica, and if there is unrecognized genetic variation in marine Antarctic species.
Projects sponsored by the National Science Foundation

• Background Information
Click on the Daily Journal or Questions link above to find out what is happening on the cruise

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Participating Institutions
Auburn University
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