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After a quick 30 minute visit to Solomons MD to get our fisheries friends from CBL, we are on our way back to the Scanfish survey. Details to follow, but *spoiler alert* we aren’t seeing much oxygen…
We are ready to cast off lines for our second cruise this year. Updates to follow, but we should be sampling by dawn.
It has taken me a little longer this year than it did last year to get the hydrographic data together from our May cruise in the Chesapeake Bay, but I’ve finally gotten some of it up. The results of our … Continue reading
Arriving in Cambridge.
The Scanfish is back in the water for the last operation on this cruise!
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
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
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