Updates: Teamwork makes the dream work

Thank you for visiting the FjordPhyto site! This is a post to share some quick updates with you all and provide links to all the great work being done. The sampling season in Antarctica is still under way with our IAATO tour ship partners hard at work (and having fun) collecting phytoplankton until late March! Huge thank you to all …

First Publication from FjordPhyto Online

HOT OFF THE PRESS. Our first official publication is out! Read the publication here and check out the awesome microscope images of the species we found:  Mascioni, M., Almandoz, G. O., Cefarelli, A. O., Cusick, A., Ferrario, M. E., & Vernet, M. (2019). Phytoplankton composition and bloom formation in unexplored nearshore waters of the western Antarctic Peninsula. Polar Biology, 1-14.  Our …

Sharing the FjordPhyto project through conference presentations

Part of a scientists job is to communicate their work. We do that in multiple ways: through conversations with friends and family,  talking to colleagues at school, posting to online social media platforms, creating outreach educational materials, submitting peer-reviewed publications, writing books, and of course, by attending conferences. Conferences are a great way to connect face-to-face with different communities of …

In the Field with A21

[embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zp6OFj6dqRY[/embedyt] In December 2017, I flew down to Ushuaia, Argentina: the gateway city to Antarctica. I boarded the MS Hebridean Sky, a 296-foot cruise ship, and was warmly welcomed by FjordPhyto champions Bob Gilmore and Annette Bombosch. Antarctica21 had invited me to come on board as Guest Scientist to oversee the FjordPhyto citizen science project, and to give mini …