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A penguin colony and sea ice conditions


Orange guano from digested krill (shrimp-like crustaceans) gives away a penguin colony on an ice-covered island in the distance. The Sea ice conditions were like this for much of today, not that bad, but we have to slow down from 10.5 knots to 6 knots in ice. We do this mainly so that the engineers can keep up with preheating the water that comes in to cool the engines. If there’s too much ice in the cooling water we risk clogging a filter and overheating an engine (very bad-especially when you’re the only ship around this time of year).


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