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Iceland Subglacial Biology exploration II

June 6, 2006 @ 8:00 am - June 13, 2006 @ 5:00 pm

To obtain water samples from the Western Skaftakatlar subglacial lake, which lies beneath the 400 meter-thick Vatnajokull ice sheet in Iceland. The lake is maintained by heat from volcanic activity. To access the lake we will use a drill that uses sterilized hot water to melt a hole through the ice. We will test the water samples for the presence of a microbial community that is endemic, i.e. distinct from the organisms found in the surrounding ice and snow……

Project homepage: http://www.ifa.hawaii.edu/UHNAI/isbox2.htm

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Start:
June 6, 2006 @ 8:00 am
End:
June 13, 2006 @ 5:00 pm
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Website:
http://www.ifa.hawaii.edu/UHNAI/isbox2.htm