The most special thing, however, was to watch the lights on the horizon during the evening. The polar summer nights are slowly coming to an end, and it's darker during the nights. We also have switched back to Alaska time from UTC time, so the darker moments in the day now actually occur when our biological clock expects them to happen. The advantage of the time change was an extra breakfast and bonus 8h sleep after the end-of-cruise party!
We have gotten lots of science done. The sediment work package alone has collected large amounts of mud! We calculated that we collected a total of 728 sediment cores with the multicorer, and sliced a total of 16 meters sediment into 0.5 and 1.0 cm slices; summing up to 1800 plastic, labeled bags that are now safely stored in a freezer onboard. Lots of good stuff for exciting research to come!