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  • Week 4

  • Week 5

  • Week 6

» Learn More: Salps!

» Learn More: Weddell Seals!

» Learn More: Penguins!

» Learn More: Drake!

» Learn More: Gould!

» Learn More: CTD

» Learn More: Plankton Nets!

» Thank you!

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The Research Vessel Gould. (SeaLab:Antarctica)

Laurence M. Gould!

The vessel that we are traveling on is named for Laurence McKinley Gould, an Antarctic explorer who was second-in-command on Admiral Richard E. Byrd's first Antarctic expedition of 1929-1930.  Gould later became a professor of geology atCarletonCollege, and eventually its president.  He died in 1995 when he was 99, the same year the boat that bears his name was chartered by the National Science Foundation.


Learn more about the R/V Laurence M. Gould

The Vessel

Life on the Gould

A teacher talks about life on the Gould:


An exhibit about Laurence McKinley Gould, with photos from his life:


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