Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Ob Tube

I made it to the Observation Tube last night. The Ob Tube is a large metal cylinder with plexiglass viewing ports on it that gets placed in a hole cut into the ice. It allows you to look at sealife under the ice/water. There were a lot of krill and some odd spherical swimming creatures in the water. It was a beautiful clear day, so quite a bit of light shone through the ice. The line was pretty long, so I didn't take any pictures. On the way back, there was a seal surfacing in one of the melt pools for air. I tried to grab a movie of it, but my camera just caught a big, blurry mess. It was a shame, as the seal was only about fifteen feet away from me.