THE TRIPLE PLANETARY CRISIS

A Smiley Finish

With big smiles we embark the same vessel that brought us here and begin the long journey back to Puerto Natales. The whole expedition team returns to their homes with countless stories of an incredible experience...

Satisfying Work

After ten days of underwater (and above water) work, we have completed all the tasks we set out to complete.  In 23 dives, we installed 26 recruitment plates, 13 fixed frame sites, two current meters, five temperature loggers, and one conductivity meter. We are...

Beautiful Debrief

After swapping out the two current meters in two different sites we began the process of photographing the long term monitoring experiments. To our surprise some of the recruitment plates we put out in March 2016 already had some life on them! Some anemones (closed up...

In a Timely Manner

We establish three sites in the canal and work feverishly to drill enough holes to install our equipment with the limited number of days we have left. The time it takes to drill is the bottleneck of the operation. With the force one must exert to operate the drill and...

Extreme Conditions Call for Extreme Measures

Our pneumatic drill, which runs off of the compressed air from a scuba tank and down a long hose to 20m depth, is proving to be difficult to use in the extreme current. We push on and devise new gear for holding the air hose in place while we work so the drill doesn’t...