Heading to Palmer Station, Antarctica

The AQ Team has arrived in Punta Arenas, Chile and have boarded their ship, called the RV Laurence M. Gould (red ship in photo below).  This ship is an icebreaker used by researchers from the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) as a research and supply vessel.  To learn more about the life aboard the Gould, see the United States Antarctic Program.

The AQ Team are now steaming toward Palmer station.  Here are two recent photos from Dena Seidel in Punta Arenas.

The AQ Team head to Antarctica aboard the icebreaker Gould (red ship).

View from the deck of the Gould leaving dock from Punta Arenas, Chile.