lets do that again!
Well its been a while since I have been on my blog. If anyone still reads this, in the past 8 months I finished my thesis and graduated. Since graduation 3 months ago I have just been applying for jobs in the environment industry, with no success. I always heard how hard it was to get an environment job but now I know firsthand.
Anyways, yesterday I got a surprise call from my old Antarctic supervisor Cath, and it seems that an opportunity may have arisen for me to go south again this summer and do some more zooplankton research. Its just a volunteer position but the experience will be worth it. Plus, if I do get to go, I will be staying at Davis for the summer, with a brief period at Mawson, then catching the ship Aurora Australis home. That will mean I have done all three Australian stations. So I am starting to get excited now. I will let you know as soon as its confirmed.
coming to a close
Tonight is my last night on Antarctic soil… or ice. It has been such an amazing adventure. I would like to give a special thanks to the members of my team; Cath, Ash, Jane, Patti, Random and Dave, for helping me out with my research. It was such a wonderful team and had a great time down here with them.
Highlights of the trip have been; the leopard seal and the wildlife in general, pointing at some little channel or bay on the map and boating there to investigate the marine invertebrates, the food, the home brew ginger beer, meeting new interesting people and putting in a good effort for my research.
For me now, will head back to Hobart and begin analyzing results and water samples and identifying zooplankton. I will then write up my report and should be finished my masters by June. Looking forward to seeing you all again soon.
The view from Jack’s Donga
My home away from home, the microscope lab.