Monthly Archives: May 2011

Another one for the books

Arriving in Cambridge. Advertisements

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Last operations.

The Scanfish is back in the water for the last operation on this cruise!

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Not much life in the dead zone

We’ve been dealt some tough hands on this cruise, but as I write this we just finished another series of net tows and wrapped up a few experiments in bright sunshine and light winds. The Memorial Day festivities appear to … Continue reading

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Hazards to research

Just when things were moving along swimmingly, the captain pulled the anchor so we could start our net tows and SURPRISE! Old gill nets and crab pots are tangled on the anchor. The crew have been trying to free it … Continue reading

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The spring-summer transition in the Chesapeake Bay

Our beloved and temperamental Scanfish did not cooperate on our first day, so we don’t have the nice images of conditions that I usually make on the cruise. Instead we did CTD casts every 4 miles or so. A Scanfish … Continue reading

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Plankton sampling at dawn.

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Looking Good

We are still transiting to our northern, more hypoxic station, so we have a little down time. We will be stopping in Solomon’s MD at the Chesapeake Biological Lab shortly to pick up one of our principal investigators for the … Continue reading

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Next Station!

We’re moving along now, with some gear problems have been sorted out and we’re back in the swing of things. We’re heading to our northern station shortly, as soon as we squeeze in another MOCNESS tow. The retermination of the … Continue reading

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MOC tow number 2

Here is a quick screenshot of a MOCNESS tow. Sorry the light is low but we are running chlorophyll samples in the same lab, which necessitates dim red light. For those in the know this may not look like a … Continue reading

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Plan B

Here we sit, gear in pieces, scientists anxiously waiting. Seems to be a ghost in the machine that is this cruise; some kind of bad moo. Without going into too many details lets just say we’ve had a few set … Continue reading

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