Healy to be featured in NatGeo

ARCTIC OCEAN - Chief Scientist Dr. Larry Mayer shows the National Geographic videographers a detailed map of the intended route laid out for the Coast Guard Cutter Healy and Canadian coast guard icebreaker Louis S. St-Laurent aboard the Healy Aug. 15, 2011. The Healy is a 420-foot icebreaker homeported in Seattle and is conducting its Arctic West Summer 2011 deployment. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Coast Guard Cutter Healy.

On Aug. 15, two videographers from National Geographic, a photographer, and a journalist from the University of New Hampshire Alumni Magazine, conducted an interview with Dr. Larry Mayer, a professor from UNH.  Dr. Larry Mayer is the chief scientist during the Coast Guard Cutter Healy’s Arctic West Summer 2011 Mission and extended continental shelf mapping with the Canadian coast guard icebreaker Louis S. St-Laurent.

The University of New Hampshire will feature the story in their alumni magazine to represent the university’s contributions to scientific research and furthering institutional accreditation.

In conjunction, National Geographic will also feature the story, scheduled to air Spring 2013.

This is the fourth year of collaboration the Healy has had with the Canadian coast guard icebreaker Louis S. St-Laurent to map the floor of the Arctic Ocean. The Healy is helping to create a more complete picture of the topographical features of the Arctic seafloor. Another mission will include deploying several types of hydrographic moorings, as well as recovering hydrographic moorings deployed on earlier missions.

By Ens. Holly McNair, Coast Guard Cutter Healy’s public affairs officer.

ARCTIC OCEAN - Dr. Larry Mayer answers detailed questions proposed by the University of New Hampshire journalist on the type of the research that will be conducted aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Healy Aug. 15, 2011. Mayer is the chief scientist during Healy’s Arctic West Summer 2011 Mission. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Coast Guard Cutter Healy.



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