Friday, July 10, 2009

Excitement is growing...

as we race across the Barents Sea towards Spitsbergen, the largest island in the Svalbard archipelago. Our objective is Isbukta (Ice Bay) on the southeastern tip, with the goal of sighting marine mammals including seals, walrus and, of course, polar bear. Fingers crossed.

Update: Just returned from the bridge. Position: ~76.3 degrees north. Sea temperature: 1 degree C. Water depth: 246 m.

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