Polar Science 2006 Blog
a"What is the "ice team"?"
This is an answer to the question from Big Bad Wolves, "What is the "ice team"?"
The ice team is the group of scientists in Antarctica that will be capturing the Weddell seals to collect morphological measurements (girth, length, mass, blubber thickness) and muscle samples (for protein and RNA analyses). In addition to spending long days in the field we will also be doing lab work down at McMurdo. The scientists on "The Ice" include Dr. Shane Kanatous, Dr. Steve Trumball, Dr. Shawn Noren, Jay Davis, and Linnea Pearson.