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At Lake Vanda we also want to explore microbial communities and the microbial structures forming within the lake. However, before we can get started with the science we had to wait for our equipment to be flown into the camp from Lake Joyce,  and drill and melt a hole in the lake ice big enough for the divers to get into the water.


Science equipment is flown in by helicopter




Drilling a hole into the lake ice


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Anne D Jungblut

Anne D Jungblut

Member since: Sep 2, 2010

I'm Anne Jungblut from the Botany Department. Join me as I head to Antarctica to study cyanobacterial diversity in ice-covered lakes of the Dry Valleys and Ross Island where already scientists on Scott's and Shakleton's expeditions made many discoveries.

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