Drake Passage
  • Daily Expedition Reports
  • 19 Feb 2020

Drake Passage , 2/19/2020, National Geographic Explorer

  • Aboard the National Geographic Explorer
  • Antarctica

As we crossed the Drake Passage, we partook in a thorough decontamination protocol to prepare for our landfall on the Antarctic continent today. Boots were scrubbed, bags were vacuumed out, and no seed was left clinging to a Velcro strap. By doing this we greatly reduced the chance of unwittingly ferrying unwanted hitchhikers like plants, fungal spores, or pathogens to the White Continent. We are now ready for Antarctica!

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