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| | Earth on May 17, 2013

Two months aboard Antarctic icebreaker in less than five minutes

Time-lapse video of icebreaker traveling through Antarctic seas. Two months of sequences, condensed into less than five minutes. Enjoy the penguin ending …

Here’s a time-lapse video taken taken from the bridge of a research icebreaker as the ship carves forward through the ice of Antarctica’s Ross Sea. It’s two months of sequences, condensed into less than five minutes. Enjoy the penguin ending …

The video’s producer and narrator is Cassandra Brooks, a Stanford University doctoral student. Brooks spent two months in 2013 aboard the National Science Foundation-operated icebreaker Nathaniel B. Palmer as part of a research cruise investigating the role of dissolved organic carbon in the Ross Sea ecosystem.

The research vessel Nathaniel B. Palmer in McMurdo Sound, Antarctica, in 2011.  Photo credit: Peter Rejcek / NSF

The research vessel Nathaniel B. Palmer in McMurdo Sound, Antarctica, in 2011. Photo credit: Peter Rejcek / NSF