Back home: 2,512 miles south

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I got back into Pennsylvania on Friday afternoon, and in checking my GPS unit I could see that we had moved 2,512 miles from our camp on Devon... Read more

Sore, tired ... and headed home!

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The helicopter descended into our remote camp on Tuesday morning as scheduled. Within two hours the four of us and our gear were standing on... Read more

Lots of conclusions will come with time

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I’m so sore today. Took a long hike, 10-12 miles, over some rock formations that tend to break up into boulders. Up and down, boulder... Read more

With weather worsening, scientists race to gather more specimens

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The weather has deteriorated to normal Arctic conditions. Winds are gusty at 15 to 20 mph and it’s cold. I’m wearing a wool hat... Read more

A regular schedule and a one-pot dinner

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The team is doing great. It's just the four of us -- Neil Shubin from the University of Chicago, Marcus Davis, a professor in Georgia, and... Read more

We've found a new kind of Devonian fish

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It’s terrific weather here, startlingly warm -- in the 50- to 60-degree range. More importantly, it’s clear and sunny. Hard to... Read more

Only a few days in, and already we find interesting fossils

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It’s been a very good couple of days so far in this remarkably remote and rugged terrain. We’ve had exceptionally good weather... Read more

It's likely no one has ever been in this valley

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I’m sitting in my tent in the middle of nowhere. You can’t believe what I’m looking at right now. I’m on Devon Island... Read more