OSU Assistant professor Kim Bernard will be headed to Antarctica over the winter to study krill. Once there, she and two other researchers won't be able to leave for 6 months.

OSU Assistant professor Kim Bernard will be headed to Antarctica over the winter to study krill. Once there, she and two other researchers won’t be able to leave for 6 months.

Kim Bernard

 

  

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  • A team of Oregon scientists are heading to Antarctica in a few weeks to spend the winter at Palmer Station. The researchers will be looking into the diet and health of a key food species in that region: Antarctic krill. Once they arrive at the research station, the scientists will not be able to leave for the next six months. Kim Bernard, assistant professor at Oregon State University, will be leading the trip. Kirsten Steinke is a graduate student who will also be making the journey.

 

  

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