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Final Reflections from Teacher at Sea…

Last night we crossed the entire front and took over 14 plankton tows and CTDs , we started about 6:30pm and sampled until around 6am.  It was busy in the lab and on deck, but the data was very cool!! … Continue reading

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Teachers Get Involved

How do they plan to use this Seasor data and is it shared with many different research groups at SIO or only the group who has sponsored it?  I also notice most of your sampling is done at night… is there … Continue reading

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Moving Vessel Profiler (MVP)

We are doing surveying on the 13 with the MVP , then we have to travel a bit to get out of the military zone that the Navy is using for missile testing and the night of the 13th we … Continue reading

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The Last cycle

We are starting another sampling cycle after moving to another site along the front.  In each cycle samples were taken to measure the net rates of change in the ambient physical and chemical environment and the biological community. Also experimental … Continue reading

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Going down… cups sent to the bottom

Andrew Taylor and Jon Wokuluk working on their cups! Still sampling!   Today was the 42nd anniversary of the launching of the R/V Melville.  At dinner the cook’s had made an amazing ship-shape cake!  We sang happy birthday and enjoyed dinner!  … Continue reading

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Man Cave

Another busy night sampling.  Those night CTD casts make for some sleepy scientists.  Dr. Mike Stukel seems to always be sampling or processing, so sometimes he has to catch a nap between samples. Jeff Krause and Andrew Taylor are sharing the … Continue reading

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Hatchet fish, pyrosomes, krill and copepods…

Busy day out here, lots of wonderful stuff coming up in the Bongos, Oozeki and the MOCNESS.  The MOCNESS caught some amazing little hatchet fish along with the plankton, which was thick and soupy like yesterday. The Oozeki caught some … Continue reading

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Pea Soup Sampling

Busy day today, everyone is sampling again.  The bongo net this morning was just filled with diatoms, krill and all sorts of phytoplankton.  The cod at the end of the net holds about ½ gallon and it was over flowing even when … Continue reading

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Wrapping up another cycle

We towed Seasoar all day on the 5th and finished about noon on the 6th. Kind of quiet while everyone finished some analysis, or read, worked on other work.  Scientists had a meeting to determine where to start  the new … Continue reading

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Foosball at sea?

Fourth of July, and we are still Seasoaring……big Foosball tournament is in progress in the Upper Lab.   Seasoar will be done early tomorrow, data is looking amazing. I have to wait until they process it to get a copy, but it is … Continue reading

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