Monthly Archives: August 2010

Here today, gone tomorrow (well, Monday anyway)

We’ve packed the truck with all our gear for the Gulf, which will be leaving this morning for Cocodrie, Houma, LA, and the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (LUMCON). Six of us will get on a plane in Baltimore Monday morning … Continue reading

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Jellyfish in living color

I am still new to this blog posting thing, and with my body still thinking I’m on night watch, I thought I’d take a few minutes to put up an extremely short video narrated by our contributor Jellyfisher. One part … Continue reading

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Beyond Channel Fever

Our work is done here. In fact, as I write this, I’m sitting in my living room. It’s 5:30 AM and I just got back, checked on the family and sat down in my chair because I’m a bit wired … Continue reading

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The Nightwatch Follies

We do have fun out here. At least we think it’s fun…

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Data made pretty

I had every intention of putting up a plot of our hydrographic data within a day of collecting it with the Scanfish, but alas, here we are, four days after collecting it and I’m just getting around to it.  The … Continue reading

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The tongue of the Choptank

I’ve been trying to get a post up, but our internet connection has been spotty, and it’s been awfully busy.  We’re now at our northern station, anchored up in the “Tongue of the Choptank” (38° 31.3’N 76° 24.3’W). That’s not … Continue reading

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Greetings from the Gulf of Mexico!

The message below arrived in my email inbox this morning, from contributor “Intrepid Research Assistant”: Intrepid research assistant here, aboard the R/V Oceanus. It is 8:30am and we are currently working on final preparations for departure. Our original plan was … Continue reading

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Invasion of the Comb Jellies!

We passed a long quiet night with the Scanfish in the water, collecting data, reminiscing about cruises past, and of course, hitting the ice cream freezer hard.  Mapping the conditions is not the most exciting thing we do in terms … Continue reading

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Back on Track.

So here we are.  Our current position is 38° 29.0611′ N, 076° 23.9591′ W (see a map here: http://tinyurl.com/32ralhm).  The Scanfish is in the water, we’re heading south collecting data, and there is ice cream in the freezer.  We ran … Continue reading

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Return to the Chesapeake Bay

What a busy summer!  Tomorrow we’ll load for our second DeZoZoo cruise to the Chesapeake, while on Thursday our intrepid research assistant heads to the Gulf of Mexico to sample plankton aboard the RV Oceanus for 28 days (!!!). Upon … Continue reading

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