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Antarctic research expedition. Researchers working in an 'ice pit' in sea-ice during the JR240 ICEBell Cruise. Ice pits are used to study the chemical make up, structure and layering of the sea-ice, which adds to the understanding of sea-ice production and variability. RRS (Royal Research Ship) James Clark Ross can be seen in the background. Photographed in the Belingshaussen Sea, Antarctica.
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