Graduate students Dipali Vasadia and Brennan Chin graduated with their Master's degrees. Vasadia and Chin both graduated with department distinction honors. Anthony Tercero and Yelba Ortiz graduated with their Bachelor's of Science degrees. Sam Bogan is scheduled to graduate by the end of Summer 18 with his Master's degree.
From Sam Bogan. "My infectiously cool morphology friends inspired me to scan some Antarctic fishes with the help of Adam P. Summers and his gang. A bulk of the cod icefishes dominating the McMurdo Sound are now in the #scanallfishes collection! Below: two closely related species occupying epibenthic (newnesi) and benthic (pennellii) habitats."
Some of the T. bernacchii that we've caught are gravid females, which means they're full of eggs and fairly massive (earning them nicknames like "Big Bertha" and "Jabba"). A few days ago we returned them to Cape Evans.
After a five hour flight in a packed C-17, Kristen and Sam arrived safely in Antarctica last Friday and hit the ground running with training to learn how to assess cracks and conditions of the sea ice.