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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.

Fish folk: check!

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… Advertisements

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Departure night

We are ready to cast off lines for our second cruise this year. Updates to follow, but we should be sampling by dawn.

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Some results are in!

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

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Another one for the books

Arriving in Cambridge.

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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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