Following a few days of bad weather and the peeling of hundreds of potatoes, the team from helicopter resources was keen to get in the air. Finally there was a break in the weather and it was time to get to work.
It’s not every day that you see a helicopter sling loading ocean water into a 7000 litre water tank in the name of science.
Normally, this combination of a highly skilled helicopter pilot, a helicopter and water bucket is used to fight fires back in Tasmania during the bush fire season. This season in Antarctica it is being used to fill up a holding tank for an ocean acidification experiment being run by Andrew Davidson and his team here at Davis — an innovative approach to supporting science.