Yukon – A Day in the Field

Over the past few weeks the mountain has slowly shifted from spring into summer. Snow has melted into muddy puddles, purple patches of lupine are slowly replaced by yellow cinquefoil, and the number of layers we strip off throughout the day has increased.

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Yukon – First Impressions

I arrived at the airport just after midnight. My plane had chased the setting sun north from Vancouver, British Columbia to my final destination Whitehorse, Yukon. Outside, it looked like dusk had only just begun to settle in. I wouldn’t see anything darker for the next two months. This was Yukon, land of the midnight…

Shoals Marine Lab – A Marine Biologist’s Paradise

Spending two summer weeks on an island off the coast of Maine sounds like paradise. Factor in classes that stretch from sunrise to well past sunset, four a.m. seagull cat fights outside your window, and a toilet shared by 13 that no one is allowed to flush, somehow it’s still paradise. Welcome to Shoals Marine…