Image of the Week: Antarctic Marine Research

Image of the Week: Antarctic Marine Research

R/V Palmer in Antarctica

The R/V Nathaniel B. Palmer steams along the coast of the Western Antarctic Peninsula in December 2015. Lamont biogeochemist and Climate and Life researcher Sonya Dyhrman spent a month on the ship collecting water and phytoplankton. She uses these samples to examine the distribution and activities of phytoplankton, which form the base of the marine food web in this sensitive polar ecosystem. (Image: Sonya Dyhrman)