Obs Tube

I went on a short walk today, out to the “Obs Tube”, on the sea ice out in front of McMurdo.  This is a steel tube set into the ice, that penetrates through to the water below.  At the bottom of the tube is a section that has windows, and a little seat, so you can sit down there and look around at whatever happens to be nearby.

If you’re really lucky you can see a seal swim by… no such luck for us today.  We did see little fish, tiny jellyfish, and some cool ice formations.  I look forward to going back again, to look some more!

Video on youtube:  http://youtu.be/aWN0lr4DRyk