6 September, in the MIZ at N80 46’ E09 23'

We have made very good time in the ice the last few days and we have now reached the marginal ice zone (MIZ) where the pack ice gradually ends. In fact it has gone so well that we will stay here until tomorrow morning before we will start a slow cruise in the open water south of the ice edge. This will allow some additional sampling so we have revived the science project somewhat and will continue sampling until late afternoon tomorrow.

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