Biology trip to Terra Incognita hosted by Iowa State University
About this blog
After a semester of studying Antarctica it was time for our small group of ISU students to travel to the white continent. Using Tierra del Fuego as a stepping stone, we boarded an icebreaker and headed south to the Antarctic Peninsula for a 2 week exploration. I studied the antifreeze glycoproteins in Antarctic notothenioid fish and gave a presentation to my classmates aboard our ship, the Lyubov Orlova. Antarctica, it turns out, is surprisingly full of life. During the austral summer many field biologists are attracted to the continent. We were no different.