Final Stop: Dutch Harbor, Alaska.

The Healy arrived at Dutch Harbor, Alaska early morning of September 28, 2011.  The USGS Arctic Ocean Acidification Team disembarked there for the flight home. Water samples taken on the cruise will remain on the Healy for a couple of months until she arrives back in port at Seattle, Washington.

In Seattle, landside members of the team will unload the samples from the Healy, load them onto a refrigerated truck, and drive them back to St. Petersburg, Florida, for analyses.

Thank you for following us on our journey to the Arctic Ocean.  Please stay tuned for more updates and highlights from the cruise!


Arriving in Dutch Harbor, Alaska.

Arriving in Dutch Harbor, Alaska.

Dutch Harbor, Alaska

Dutch Harbor, Alaska. The rising sun is being reflected on the mountains.

Sky at sunset over Dutch Harbor, Alaska.

Eastern sky at sunrise as Healy is approaching Dutch Harbor, Alaska.

OA Team at Dutch Harbor, Alaska.

Ocean Acidification Team members Jonathan Wynn, Paul Knorr, and Lisa Robbins, beside the Healy at Dutch Harbor, Alaska.

Garbage is off loaded from the Healy.

Garbage from the 44 day trip is taken off the Healy at Dutch Harbor, Alaska.

The Healy from the plane.

The Healy taken by Lisa Robbins as her airplane left Dutch Harbor en route to Anchorage, Alaska.

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