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Icebreaker Xuelong arrives at North Pacific Ocean for 7th expedition

Updated: Jul 19,2016 7:44 AM     Xinhua

Researchers check a buoy to be launched on the Chinese icebreaker Xuelong, or Snow Dragon, as the research vessel arrives at the sea area of the North Pacific Ocean, the first station on its expedition, July 18, 2016. Xuelong left east China’s Shanghai on July 11 for the Arctic, the country’s seventh expedition to the polar region. [Photo/Xinhua]

Researchers prepare to launch a buoy on the Chinese icebreaker Xuelong, or Snow Dragon, as the research vessel arrives at the sea area of the North Pacific Ocean, the first station on its expedition, July 18, 2016. [Photo/Xinhua]

Researchers lower a CTD device into water on the Chinese icebreaker Xuelong, or Snow Dragon, as the research vessel arrives at the sea area of the North Pacific Ocean, the first station on its expedition, July 18, 2016. [Photo/Xinhua]

Researchers withdraw a CTD device on the Chinese icebreaker Xuelong, or Snow Dragon, as the research vessel arrives at the sea area of the North Pacific Ocean, the first station on its expedition, July 18, 2016. [Photo/Xinhua]

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