SANTA CRUZ -- Cassandra Brooks, a UC Santa Cruz graduate, and a PhD student with the Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources at Stanford University, shared a video of her amazing journey through the Ross Sea in Antartica.

Brooks, who is studying international ocean policy, focusing on marine protection in the Antarctic, was blogging from a National Science Foundation research cruise in the Ross Sea, Antarctica. You can view her website: www.cassandrabrooks.com and her blog at newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/author/cbrooks/

The video shows the time lapse of the icebreaker, the Nathaniel B. Palmer, traveling through the Ross Sea. It shows two months of sequences, condensed into less than five minutes, with a surprise at the end, Brooks says. To learn more about the current movement to protect the Ross Sea, visit www.lastocean.org and www.asoc.org.

"The boat was made in Louisiana and has some cute quirks. One of them is a flag on the front with a picture of a raccoon pointing." Brooks said "the flag allows us? to see which way the wind is coming from relative to the movement of the boat."

Brooks is a former intern at the Sentinel

from the UCSC science writing program.


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