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No One Said This Was Going To Be Easy

Autonomous Gliders in the Antarctic

Part 1: The wheels on the bus go ‘round and ‘round…until they don’t.
November 29, 2021 - Survey ,
Antarctic Division staff standing by airplane getting ready to depart for Chile. Campers getting ready to board their flight in Oakland. Credit: NOAA Fisheries

Follow Your Inner Compass

Autonomous Gliders in the Antarctic

That means making sure a glider’s compass actually points north.
November 15, 2021 - Survey ,
two staff calibrate glider compass in the parking lot of the science center Calibrating a glider compass at our science lab in La Jolla, CA. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Jen Walsh

A New Field Season in a New World

Autonomous Gliders in the Antarctic

We’re heading back to Antarctica with our gliders, but this year will be…
November 01, 2021 - Survey ,
NOAA staff packing a truck full of gear to ship to Chile and then on to Antarctica Barely an inch to spare in the truck with all our gear. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Jen Walsh.

What Makes a Bird a Seabird?

Field Fresh Blog: Science in Motion

To join the seabirds, a species needs more than a liking for the beach.
September 22, 2021 - Survey ,
In the foreground, there’s a dark bird with bright patches of color its shoulders perched on a light colored vent funnel. It is a sunny day and the ocean is in the background.