Experiencing the Southern Ocean?
I'm conducting research into people's experiences of the Southern Ocean surrounding Antarctica. We don't have a great deal of understanding about how people experience oceans on a personal or cultural level, and not much information has been documented about people's attitudes to oceans.
I'm interested in exploring what kinds of attitudes we form towards oceans and what value we place on them. Most particularly I'm keen to hear what your experience of the Southern Ocean was like, if you've been there.
Some possible questions you could think about:
-- How much time did you spend on the Southern Ocean? For example, crossing it in a ship, flying over it, swimming in it (sounds very cold!!).
-- What was the ocean like at the time?
-- Did you get seasick?
-- Did you see whales or seabirds, or other marine life?
-- What sorts of activities did you do while crossing the ocean?
-- How did the ocean make you feel?
And for those people who have never been:
-- What comes to mind when you think about the Southern Ocean?
-- What do you know about the Southern Ocean?
Any thoughts or stories you wish to share would be wonderful, no matter how brief. If you have any questions regarding this post or the research, please do contact me (via PM or in this thread).
Thank you very much for your time!