Tag Archives: plankton

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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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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CTD Casts

Dr. Ralf Goericke’s group did several CTD casts today.  They took salinity, temperature and water samples during day and night.  Water samples were analyzed for different chlorophyll concentrations.  Different types of chlorophyll indicate different phytoplankton groups and amount of chlorophyll give biomass amounts.  The … Continue reading

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CTD and Plankton Casts

We sampled all night and are still doing CTD and plankton casts today.  I am waiting to see the Oozecki in action.  The Oozecki is a large net that they tow behind the boat at depth to catch sample of … Continue reading

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Moving Vessel Profiler

As an example, an MVP™ profile to a depth of 100 metres would take four (4) minutes from deployment to recovery.  The illustration to the right shows an example of a temperature profile collected from an MVP cast. The sequence … Continue reading

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