First small vial of Arctic Seafloor sediment and first fired sample on textured porcelain clay.
When I went to the Heezen-Tharpe ocean floor map I realized it didn’t go more northerly than about 73º and this sample was 81º north. I felt connected to humans pioneering, the ice-melt opening travel, and polar bear’s disrupted lives. I added a white section above the map so my new sample could fit.
White area I added to the map I marked with dots showing areas from which I have sediment.
Once I realized how far north ice had melted to allow R/V Oden to get there, I went to Tim Shank’s lab and he offered me more. I happily accepted and my gratitude shows in the way I labeled it — for awhile it had a ribbon with a bow tied around it.
Cell Biologist Nina Allen played with a few sediments under her microscopes. This is the mud as she saw it and labeled it, “allen.4.20xdf.3-1”.
Fun with mud!