To our great excitement, we experienced the first snow while sailing along 56 degrees South. However, work comes first, and soon excitement changed into realization that working at -5 °C is bitterly cold too 🙂 Advertisements
enjoying the last day on board
Scientists and passengers on board R/V SA Agulhas II enjoyed a couple of hours at South Georgia. Still looks the same as in 2015, when our Honours Team sailed. Have a look at their photos and Johan’s photos: …
The Research Vessel SA Agulhas II stopped at Southern Thule on its way back home (to Cape Town). Southern Thule is an island in the Atlantic sector of the Southern Ocean, part of the Sandwich Islands. It’s been called inhospitable before, and indeed was not very welcoming offering only misty, snowy and rainy views.
Johan was lucky enough to spend a few days on land visiting the South African Antarctic Base SANAE IV.
Our Centre for Trace Metal and Experimental Biogeochemistry collaborates with Stellenbosch University’s biotechnologists to better understand the relationship between the marine microbial community composition and the biogeochemical cycling. One of our current priorities is to find out how the microbial communities adapt to the very pronounced changes in macro- (e.g., N, P) and trace (e.g.,…
Johan on top of the large diesel tanks that will be transported further to the South African Antarctic base SANAE IV.