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Rachel Greene: If you picture the map of Antarctica, that arm sticking off of it -- that’s where we were.
Narrator: Rachel Greene, oceanography student at UMass Boston.
Greene: Lab experiments in oceanography are great to tell you small things, but to see how Antarctic krill are doing the things they do where they actually are, you have to go there. And this cruise was all about krill. What are krill eating, what is their feeding ecology, their swimming behavior, and what are they doing in the winter. The 25 scientists all have their own focus. There was everything from sediment work to our chemists, we had our plankton biologists. . . It was wonderful because everyone was so willing to help and teach you things. And you’re on a boat with 25 plus people who all like what you like. So it was really great, plus you get to learn from the best.
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