March 16, 2006
Funded by the
National Science Foundation
Office of Polar Programs
Location: Latitude 63° 15.090' S, Longitude 52° 21.949' W
Air Temperature: 1.3°C
Where does it all come from, and what happened here?
Are questions often asked about in many a ear.
Good old Mother nature her secrets she will keep,
so we come in search of answers and clues we will seek.
Where do we look? Another question posed,
it could be anywhere in the world or right under our nose.
On land, man has searched from lord knows when,
from the mountains on high to a small highland glen.
so now we must find another route to the puzzle,
to the a fore mentioned secrets that have us in such a muddle.
It has now been decided to take to the ocean,
that can be tamed by no man whatever his notion
we now set a coarse, southward bound,
to drill in Antarctica to see what can be found.
The clues are there beneath the ocean floor,
so deeper and deeper we now have to bore,
The scientists and Geologists look for many bugs and spores,
that came from a time of years before.
Those clues are right there, too small to see,
in the eyes of you and the eyes of me.
By the end of the trip many answers will be clear,
then its back across the Drake passage back to loved ones dear.
You may ask the purpose, and what this voyage is about.
if you read it well, I have told you throughout.
So there endeth this little rhyme,
about old Mother nature, and old Father time.
Jay and Shilo working at night. Photo by Dave Green.
Do you have questions? Comments?