Category Archives: Cruises

Rigs.

The last two posts have had some pretty data plots (if I do say so myself) and some science talk, so I thought I’d take it down a notch and just post a few pictures of the kinds of things … Continue reading

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More data, more stories, less oxygen

Things got a bit interesting last night when we found our first ‘blob’ of hypoxic water. You can see it in the red colors on the top, middle panel which shows the dissolved oxygen concentration. There were some interesting patterns … Continue reading

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The data tells the story

Two transects down and so far so good. I made some preliminary plots of the Scanfish hydrographic data. The instrument actually saves data 32 times every second, so for each of these transects we have more than 30,000 data points. … Continue reading

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Peli-can!

We’re off! We left Cocodrie, LA last night around midnight aboard the RV Pelican and we’re heading west to the Texas border to start sampling (see our current position here).  It’s a long run – almost 24 hours – but … Continue reading

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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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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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