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Dale Andersen sent this message from: Lat -71.332844 Lon 13.453746 on 15 November 2017 11:29:14 AM EST: Hi Keith: We had another productive day with good weather here at Lake Untersee. Our skies were clear and with the exception of a couple of hours, the winds were light which made working outside on the lake much easier.

Dale Andersen sent this message via Iridium satphone on 14 November 2017 1:09:15 PM EST Hi Keith: We are settling in and our camp is fully operational - all the tents up, gear more or less sorted and science equipment has been opened and we are starting to work on the various tasks at hand.

Dale Andersen sent this message via Garmin in Reach from: Lat -71.332877 Lon 13.453317 on November 2017 at 11:39:37 AM EST. "Arrived. Untersee all ok". You can interact with the map here - note the viewing options in the upper right hand corner. Click on images for larger view.

Dale Andersen sent this message via Iridium satphone on 8 November 2017 at 2:54:15 AM EST: "Hi Keith: We are still at Novo waiting for the weather to improve long enough to begin the traverse to Lake Untersee. Unfortunately we have had a series of storms pass by dropping a fair amount of snow.

Dale Andersen sent this message via Iridium satphone on 5 November 2017 at 1:55:43 am EDT:

Dale Andersen sent this message via Garmin inRreach on 4 November 2017 at 8:44 am EDT from: Lat -70.774999 Lon 11.837554

In a harsh environment with very little water and intense ultraviolet radiation, most life in the extreme Atacama Desert in Chile exists as microbial colonies underground or inside rocks.

An international team of scientists recently returned from a 47-day research expedition to the middle of the Atlantic Ocean have collected an unprecedented sequence of rock samples from the shallow mantle of the ocean crust that bear signs of life, unique carbon cycling, and ocean crust movement.

I am currently in the high arctic sitting (Axel Heiberg Island, Nunavut, Canada) in a tent next to the Stolz Diapir spring site at Whitsunday Bay.

The Tawani Antarctic Expedition group photo, taken just before we started taking down the tents at Lake Obersee. Tomorrow and Monday we say goodbye to Cape Town and start our journeys back to USA, Austria and Russia.