Perhaps the research boat had already sailed with everyone else on it, but I for one just discovered the GNS blogging team. Only one appears active at the moment, but I hope and we have the opportunity to hear more about their science in real-time.
Julian Thompson is currently traipsing around New Zealand, rock hammer in hand spying for fossils.
Troy Baisden has already started and completed his Easter Island blogging mission, where he gathered the dirt on the past civilisation’s collapse.
I sense dormancy from Heidi Berckenbosch too, in her travels across the seven seas.
In any case, props to the GNS team! And go say hi to Julian.