hazing photo, and new summer adventures

Just to keep the ball rolling on this ol’ blog, here is a hideous photo of me on board the Gould:

And because I know you’re wondering:  that is a squid in my mouth.   The hazing ceremony for crossing the Antarctic Circle for the first time via boat includes activities like “Bobbing for Squid.”  Good times.

In other news:  I’m headed out to Spain in two weeks (for an astrobiology course), before  I return to Canada to work with the Pavilion Lake Research Project again this summer.  So stay tuned!