University of Oregon
What is your name? Andy Berglund
What is your job on the ship? Scientist, collecting Alvinella pompejana and using molecular techniques to isolate RNA and DNA
How long have you worked on Atlantis? This is my second research trip aboard Atlantis; the two trips total ~45 days.
Where are you from? Presently Eugene, Oregon, grew up in Colorado.
What is the most unusual thing you have seen on a cruise? Lack of anything on the horizon except water for 15 days.
Whats the strangest thing youve ever eaten? Rocky Mountain Oysters
What is the scariest thing that has ever happened to you? Losing power on I-70 while driving from Ohio to Colorado. This happened late at night and I was barely able to get the car off the side of the road.
If you didnt have this job, what would be your next job of choice? Back country ski guide.
Whats the hardest thing youve ever had to endure? Writing my first scientific paper.
Wheres the coolest place you have ever been? Why? Isle of Skye, Scotland. Beautiful and remote place to explore castle ruins.
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