Photos: Antarctica Expedition
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These photos portray Iskander Ismailov, a research assistant professor at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, and Jordan Scharping, a medical student at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, on their expedition to Antarctica. The international collaboration collected icefishes for their research as the research ship carried them from the southern tip of South America to Antarctica. Once there, they studied the icefishes and collected data about how their brains adapt to increased temperatures.