We were a little worse for wear following the midsummer party at the beach the previous night but managed attentiveness throughout the days lectures. Mostly. We studied the arctic marine ecosystem, zooplankton, the arctic cod and the polar bear. I have studied very little biology previously and felt I gained a lot from this introduction. I particularly enjoyed the polar bear lecture given by Jon Aars as he spoke with practical experience about the study of these fantastic animals in the wild with particular emphasis on the Svalbard population. The marine biology talks were also interesting and I look forward to the lessons being reinforced in the field next week. However, by the days end the brain had reached saturation.
We ate reindeer for dinner at Huset and enjoyed samples of fine wine from the restaurants famous wine cellar. Polar science is very comfortable.
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Sunday, 21 June 2009 10:12
IPY Polar Field School- June 21stWritten by lizthomas
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