Icy Inverts Antarctica Cruise Jan-Feb 2013


A group of scientists studying the biology of marine invertebrate animals will board the ship R/V Nathaniel B. Palmer and embark on a six-week voyage through Antarctic waters. During the cruise they will examine invertebrates (animals without backbones) living in some of the most remote, but fastest changing, seas on the planet. The team will explore biogeographic patterns in the Bellingshausen, Amundsen, and Ross Seas. Once they return, genomic and morphological tools will be used to assess unrecognized genetic variation and patterns of relatedness between populations of marine Antarctic species.

Follow us during our cruise to the Antarctic in the daily shipboard blogs. Dr. Andy Mahon, our Co-PI from Central Michigan University, is also hosting a cruise blog.  The Opelika-Auburn News also published an article on the current expedition. 

The first Icy Inverts expedition of 2013 concluded on Feb. 11th, 2013.
The second expedition starts in November 2013.

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"Antarctica", featuring interviews with the AU participants of the 2013 Icy Inverts Antarctica cruise, on YouTube

Last updated: 11/12/2013