Bhatia, a doctoral student at WHOI, took hundreds of water samples the summer of 2008
to learn about water chemistry during seven weeks of research in western Greenland. Bhatia, who works with WHOI scientists Sarah
Das and Liz Kujawinski, camped on the edge of a glacier that flows into a
fjord. This remote area is uninhabited by people, but does have plenty of
swarming insects. "It was stunning, absolutely gorgeous," Bhatia
said. "But oh my gosh, the bugs. Terrible."
(Photo courtesy of Maya Bhatia, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)