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Hi, everybody. The Iceberg Expedition is underway! We are currently enroute to the Weddell Sea in search of our chosen icebergs. For details about which scientists are doing what, and daily life aboard the ship, surf to www.icebreaker.org. Hope to see you there.
Thanks to Nancy Etchemendy for this post:
In the darkness of Antarctic winter, a team of scientists on a lonely icebreaker will soon explore the mysterious icebergs of the Weddell Sea, with a twist. Children are invited. Global warming in the Antarctic has recently caused ancient ice shelves to shatter into thousands of free-drifting icebergs that affect the air, the water, and possibly Earth’s climate in complex, unknown ways. As the NSF-funded researchers seek answers, award-winning YA and children’s writer Nancy Etchemendy will recount each day’s events via daily posts to two blogs for different age groups (teens and middle-graders). Readers can ask questions and receive answers while the expedition is at sea, May 31 - June 30.