After crossing the <strong>Atlantic</strong> without a hitch, the WHY crew only spent a month in <strong>Greenland</strong>, a region they were already familiar with after spending 21 months there during their previous expedition. It was a chance for them to meet up with old friends in the towns of Uummannaq and Ikerasak, to exchange a few words in Greenlandic and to introduce everyone to a new member of the crew - Tom! On the diving front, CNRS researcher Marcel Koken, who embarked upon the expedition for three months, led no less than 9 scientific dives with the new ambitious and exciting aim of <strong>studying fluorescent and bioluminescent species</strong>. <br />
By the time they had the chance to collect the first invaluable observations, to admire the midnight sun and to say hello to a group of adventurous seals a short distance away, it was already time for the <strong>Under the Pole </strong>explorers to say “Takuss” (“goodbye” in Greenlandic).<br />
As soon as the weather allows it and the ice has melted slightly, the WHY will set sail for Pont Inlet, in Canada, to go through the Northwest passage, then the Bering Strait before moving from the Arctic Ocean to the Pacific.<br />
Several months of hibernation in Alaska await before moving onto milder climates: the warm waters of Polynesia!