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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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Another one for the books

We’re all at the airport now, awaiting our flights back to Oregon, Maryland, and Florida. There is a van on its way back to Michigan with a freezer full of fish samples from the trawl. The shipping company will be … Continue reading

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Revised TS Plot

Whoops, the TS plot I put up the other day (here) was completely wrong, but I’ve fixed it in the previous post and put it again here. Enjoy!

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Beyond Channel Fever

Our work is done here. In fact, as I write this, I’m sitting in my living room. It’s 5:30 AM and I just got back, checked on the family and sat down in my chair because I’m a bit wired … 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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Invasion of the Comb Jellies!

We passed a long quiet night with the Scanfish in the water, collecting data, reminiscing about cruises past, and of course, hitting the ice cream freezer hard.  Mapping the conditions is not the most exciting thing we do in terms … Continue reading

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More from the Cope-people

We wrapped up a successful week of sampling with our final net tows and niskin bottle collections yesterday.  With the help of the amazing crew and fellow scientists on board, we got into a good swing of things collecting samples from low oxygen … Continue reading

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14 July 2010…The sweet smell of sulfide

We arrived at Station 858 this morning – a classic station on the east side of the channel just south of the Chesapeake Bay bridge.  Generations of scientists have occupied this beautiful site for sampling surveys and experiments.  You can … Continue reading

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11 July 2010…Sulfide!!!

We began the day with a CTD cast at our main sampling station, which we are calling LIDZ-1.  We fired a niskin bottle just to check and found that the bottom water smelled strongly of hydrogen sulfide.  So we missed … Continue reading

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From the cope-people. Copepods on LIDZ.

The gathering of the delightful little creatures we know as copepods began on Saturday. At dawn, morale was high as we collected some samples with net tows and CTD bottles, continuing at noon, dusk, and midnight. On the DeZoZoo cruise, … Continue reading

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