Edge of the Arctic Shelf
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Daily Update

Dispatch 01 - September 1, 2004
Family Reunion    ¡también en Español!
The largest Arctic Edge science party ever has assembled at the port of Dutch Harbor, Alaska. More

Dispatch 02 - September 2, 2004
Bering Sea Steaming    ¡también en Español!
We got underway, and are now heading north through the Bering Sea. Science party members met the crew and learned about safety aboard the Healy. More

Dispatch 03 - September 3, 2004
Back to School    ¡también en Español!
Dan Schuller and Erik Quiroz taught the CTD watchstanders everything they needed to know about water sampling. More

Dispatch 04 - September 4, 2004
Yukon Adventure    ¡también en Español!
Jeremy Mathis made an exciting trip to the mouth of the nearby Yukon River while the rest of the science party tested their instruments. More

Dispatch 05 - September 5, 2004
Through the Strait    ¡también en Español!
Early this morning we passed through the Bering Strait into the Arctic Ocean. Tom Weingartner discusses the oceanographic significance of the Strait in this dispatch. More

Dispatch 06 - September 6, 2004
Lights and Flights    ¡también en Español!
Last night a beautiful aurora borealis danced over the ship. This morning Sarah Zimmermann and John Kemp flew onto the ship, and this afternoon Jeremy Mathis and I made a trip to the Colville River. More

Dispatch 07 - September 7, 2004
Oceanographers in the Mist    ¡también en Español!
Thick fog has enveloped the ship as we make our way northward into the Beaufort Sea. More

Dispatch 08 - September 8, 2004
Into the Deep    ¡también en Español!
A mother and baby walrus visited us this morning as we work towards our deepest science stations on this transect. More

Dispatch 09 - September 9, 2004
Reeling Them In    ¡también en Español!
The mooring team reeled in two WHOI moorings and one Acoustic Recording Package. Data return on the first two WHOI moored profilers was 100%. More

Dispatch 10 - September 10, 2004
View from the Waterline    ¡también en Español!
Today the mooring crew, Marine Science Technicians, and Boatswain's Mates recovered all of the remaining WHOI Beaufort slope moorings and one more ARP. More

Dispatch 11 - September 11, 2004
Blue Sky Sailing     ¡también en Español!
It was a day of packing up, calibrating, and enjoying the sun as we transited west towards Barrow Canyon. More

Dispatch 12 - September 12, 2004
Across the Canyon    ¡también en Español!
The CTD watchstanders took samples across the head of Barrow Canyon while the mooring crew finished stowing their gear. More

Dispatch 13 - September 13, 2004
Fishing for Moorings    ¡también en Español!
The snow was flying as we completed a difficult mooring recovery in Barrow Canyon. More

Dispatch 14 - September 14, 2004
El Copepodito     ¡también en Español!
Leopoldo Llinas caught copepods and other tiny critters during our transect across Barrow Canyon. More

Dispatch 15 - September 15, 2004
CTD Surgery     ¡también en Español!
Jim Schmitt performed surgery on the CTD this morning and we continued sampling across the mouth of Barrow Canyon. More

Dispatch 16 - September 16, 2004
Northward Bound     ¡también en Español!
We have left Barrow Canyon behind--it's full speed ahead to the northern Chukchi Sea. More

Dispatch 17 - September 17, 2004
Moorings in the Chukchi    ¡también en Español!
Jim Johnson and the mooring team recovered the two Chukchi slope moorings and the CTD team started another transect. More

Dispatch 18 - September 18, 2004
For Ryan     ¡también en Español!
The science party dedicates this dispatch to the memory of Ryan Schrawder. More

Dispatch 19 - September 19, 2004
Science in the Snow     ¡también en Español!
We completed a mooring turnaround and more CTDs as snow squalls pelted the ship. More

Dispatch 20 - September 20, 2004
Ice Hunters    ¡también en Español!
Ice! We met the ice edge and completed deep CTD casts today. More

Dispatch 21 - September 21, 2004
Frozen Ocean    ¡también en Español!
We took in the sights and sounds of the pack ice on this transit eastward. More

Dispatch 22 - September 22, 2004
Eddy Chasing     ¡también en Español!
We have had immediate success in locating an eddy along the shelf edge. More

Dispatch 23 - September 23, 2004
The Hunt Continues    ¡también en Español!
Our search revealed no further eddies along the shelf edge, so we have turned back west to study the first eddy. More

Dispatch 24 - September 24, 2004
Stormy Seas     ¡también en Español!
A polar storm has slammed us with high winds and seas; CTD operations have been temporarily suspended. More

Dispatch 25 - September 25, 2004
Sunny Skies and CTDs     ¡también en Español!
Sun and CTDs have replaced yesterday's stormy weather. More

Dispatch 26 - September 26, 2004
The Race is On    ¡también en Español!
Eddy survey complete, we are now racing a storm to retrieve the final mooring. More

Dispatch 27 - September 27, 2004
Hove To     ¡también en Español!
The storm beat us to the mooring site, and we are hove to until the seas abate. More

Dispatch 28 - September 28, 2004
Behind the Scenes     ¡también en Español!
The storm has finally broken--CTD casts have resumed and the outlook for the mooring recovery looks promising for tomorrow. More

Dispatch 29 - September 29, 2004
The Last Mooring     ¡también en Español!
With our successful retrieval of the final mooring and a last line of CTDs, today marks the end of our science operations. More

Dispatch 30 - September 30, 2004
Home to Nome     ¡también en Español!
The science crew packed away instruments and cleaned up the labs as we steamed south to Nome. More

Dispatch 31 - October 1, 2004
Thank You     ¡también en Español!
Thank you to everyone who made this project possible. More