Cool Fish Stuff!
National Geographic Photographer Joel Sartore visited UC Davis to photograph our fish!
Highlights of Antarctica Team November 2013:
UCD Animal Biology Ph.D. student Brittany Bjelde assesses an ice crack on the way to Cape Evans Ice Wall (her field site) to see if their vehicle can cross. Note the active Mt. Erebus volcano in the distance!
Emerald Rock Cod Juveniles, Trematomus bernacchii (Brittany's study species)
Preserving fish for later analyses of tissue composition (left) & their experimental set-up for studying the impacts of elevated temperature & ocean acidification on early fish stages (right)
Brittany watches videos for ventilation and heart rate analyses (left) and reels in some fish for experiments! (right)
Patiently waiting for the divers to re-surface with all her baby fish!
Brittany stayin' warm in while looking really cool out on the ice! :)