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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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Retermination

A minor setback…

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Science ’til it Hurts; Tweeting Science

We’re off and running for field season 2011, and things are … going. It seems I’ve been blogging about oceanography cruises for two years, and the bulk of my talk has been about equipment problems.  I’m not sure why, but … Continue reading

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Shameless self promotion

As a scientist, I find it somewhat ironic that in some sense I am no stranger to self promotion – paying my way (from grant money) to go to conferences and tell people how wonderful and important my research is … Continue reading

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Yalie Pics, part 2

More pictures from our Yalie volunteer Jessica! Note the pictures of the enormous moon jellyfish with a spider crab, and the large red ctenophores.  Oh, and the sunsets. The lovely sunsets.

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A Yalie’s Tale

On our ill-fated last cruise, we had the good fortune to sail with two volunteers from Yale, an undergraduate senior and a graduate student. What is our connection with Yale? Why, our very own Jellyfisher is a research scientist at … Continue reading

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The littlest of the little plankton animals

One of the goals of this project in the Chesapeake is to identify the links the in the foodweb out here, and how those links are affected by the presence of low oxygen water, otherwise known as hypoxia. In previous … Continue reading

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An episode in which a word cloud is created, for no good reason.

I was turned on to Wordle.net when a colleague used it as  the opening slide of a presentation. Since then I’ve used it to create word clouds from various documents and papers I’ve written, mostly for fun, but it does … Continue reading

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