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14 September, 1994


Well, we finally "hit ice" as they say. We are in much smoother waters today, and it is fun to observe from the bridge. I've taken some photos and video of "pancake" and "grease" ice, both of which are composed of frazil ice.

The oceanographers will begin their observations at 2000 hrs, which means stopping for three hours. The ice team will not actually go out onto the ice for another two or three days, but we have begun our ice observations. For now, we will meet in teams of 3 every five hours (I am teamed with Martin and Shusun). Eventually, we will each have our own watch once every 12 hours .

I am feeling much better today than I did yesterday. (I felt so ill yesterday that I could hardly function)

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