Monthly Archives: July 2012

As much work as we can cram into every Baikal workday

Following the normal trajectory of field operations, the team has started to see the end of the field season approaching and has focused very tightly on data collection and finishing up projects before leaving Bolshie Koty. So, not so many … Continue reading

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Visit with Baikal Ecological Wave at Bolshie Koty

During our stay at Bolshie Koty this summer we have been lucky to meet many wonderful and interesting people- local residents, scientists, teachers and students. Last week we had a particularly memorable meeting with Marina Rikhvanova and her colleagues. Marina … Continue reading

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First look underwater at Baikal

Waiting for computer models to run seems like a good time to blog. I have been blessed more than once with offices in very nice places with very nice views, but where I am now wins hands-down.  From the lab … Continue reading

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Greeting Burkhan of Baikal

Steve and I left the ASLO meeting in Japan on 14 July to begin the last leg of our journey to join the Dimensions team at Bolshie Koty. We took the amazing Shinkansen (bullet train) from Kyoto to Tokyo – … Continue reading

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Epischura baicalensis and other wriggly things

  For our group, zooplankton season has begun! We have been out on the boat a few times already to collect samples for the lab. On Monday, the Russian scientists were sampling too, so it was great to be able … Continue reading

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Low hanging fruits

In anticipation of the first boat outing on Lake Baikal, we collected some benthic diatoms from the shore near the ISU station in Bolshie Koty. It is striking that even the low hanging fruits are interesting diatoms. The rocky substrate … Continue reading

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Arrived at Bolshie Koty!

Hello all! I am happy to report that the first group of us has made it to Bolshie Koty! Marianne, Ted and I traveled from Boston to Irkutsk with relatively little drama, aside from the fact that all of our … Continue reading

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