The Antarctic Ecosystem Research Division succcessfully completed its 25th year of field research on March 20, 2011. The field season began on October 8, 2010, when scientists opened the Copacabana Field Station on King George Island. The Cape Shirreff Field Station, on Livingstong Island, was opened on November 4, 2010. The oceanographic survey began on January 11, 2011.
During the 25th field season, AERD scientists maintained historical databases by collecting data that have been consistently collected for 25 years, while broadening the scope of their work to include various different types of scientific inquiry, such as pelagic fish trawls, and national outreach programs.
Fore more information on the 25th field season of the U.S. AMLR Program, visit http://swfsc.noaa.gov/aerd-field/