i found this article on digg about an ongoing project in antarctica studying the gamburtsev subglacial mountains and started reading through some of it. i somehow ended up on another web page that had articles and summaries of several antarctic and artctic expeditions/projects. something about this stuff absolutely fascinates me and i think that if i never went into computers, this is what i would have done. i have been reading that last website for the past two hours with my eyes as big as saucers.
this girl is just awesome. i clicked on her profile on the website to see what she did because she looked really young. turns out, she’s a grad. student and she’s already submitted her work to the scientific committee of antarctic research at a conference in russia in the hopes of initiating a sustainable toothfish fishery in antarctica.
this is her project on antifreeze fish and as awkward as that sounds, the article had me glued to my screen. it almost makes me want to switch majors.