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About planktoneer

I'm a zooplankton ecologist who studies how individual behaviors and variability affect populations of copepods in marine and estuarine systems.

Field work complete

Wow, it’s been a busy few days, but we’ve gotten in all of the experiments and observations we set out to do. As I mentioned in my last post, it could not have been done without some spectacular collaborators – … Continue reading

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Busy day in the tropics

We are finishing up our first day of sampling here at Las Cabezas de San Juan, and I’m too tired to write much but I thought I’d give a few quick impressions. Our seven students, two volunteers, and two faculty … Continue reading

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Life in the Light Zone!

In less than 24 hours I’ll be on my way with two other colleagues to Puerto Rico, where we will be working with a group of faculty from the Universidad Metropolitana¬†to help them develop a program to train and expose … Continue reading

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Our Last Cruise, an Open House, and a Dash of Spat

Our last cruise for the DeZoZoo project is coming up quickly, but I won’t be able to make it. I’ll actually be at an ICES conference in Gdansk, Poland during the cruise but our intrepid team is going to be … Continue reading

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The ride home.

We are on our way back after another successful cruise, passing some fishing boats in the Choptank. Stay tuned for more results once we get unpacked and cleaned up.

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Science at dawn, in pictures.

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Some images from our morning. It’s difficult to keep a camera from fogging up, if it has been sitting in the air conditioned dry lab and is brought out on deck. However it can make for some fun photos effects … Continue reading

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A Friendly Visit

Today we had a nice visit from our friends that are working on the LiDZ project, as well as a few other visitors. It was a pleasant diversion from our standard operating procedure but it also meant we had to … Continue reading

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Au revoir mes Amis!

We had a nice visit today from some colleagues today. More on that after dinner. Steaks on the grill! Thanks Paul!

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Guest Post! Jessica! ECU Undergrad and Gelatinous Zooplankton Aficionado!

Hello all, just to introduce myself, my name is Jessica Snyder and I’m an undergrad at ECU and this is my first time on a research boat. The most exciting news I want to report first of all before I … Continue reading

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Dead and Stinky.

OK, not the most scientific title, but it certainly describes the deep water out here.¬† The low oxygen water extend the entire length of our transect, from the Bay Bridge all the way down to the Rappahannock Shoals (see figure). … Continue reading

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