Tuesday, February 10, 2009

days 17-19

These past days we have done CTD casts, deployed a mooring, and CTD casts again.
Yesterday, I saw something beautiful : the sea was covered with a very thin and transparent layer of ice, and as the ship was cutting through it, cracks were appearing and propagating from the ship's hull. The light was such that the cracks appeared like white streaks over the dark background of the sea, resembling lightnings in the sky !

Today I witnessed another beautiful show of nature : the full moon was setting ...

... as the sun was rising ...

... painting everything in warm orange and pink colors.

Below some ice raftings undulate over waves from the ship's wake.

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