Tag Archives: Chesapeake Bay

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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Return to the Chesapeake Bay

What a busy summer!  Tomorrow we’ll load for our second DeZoZoo cruise to the Chesapeake, while on Thursday our intrepid research assistant heads to the Gulf of Mexico to sample plankton aboard the RV Oceanus for 28 days (!!!). Upon … Continue reading

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9 July 2010…Scanfish day

We arrived on site just north of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge near where the main channel gets shallower to the north.  We deployed the Scanfish at 0800 and began towing to the south.  The Scanfish is a big yellow wing-like … Continue reading

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8 July 2010…LIDZ cruise Loading Day

After three day cruises to our main sampling site in the middle of Chesapeake Bay this summer, we are finally ready for a week long cruise to survey the Dead Zone from the Chesapeake Bay Bridge to the mouth of … Continue reading

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To sea once more…

Well the LiDZ group is heading out tomorrow evening.  They are going to be looking at some different aspects of the Chesapeake Bay dead zone than we are in the DeZoZoo project.  From my perspective as a zooplankton ecologist, they … Continue reading

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Data!

Here is a map of our survey (blue line) and station locations (red square and green circle) with three-dimensional plots of four variables measured with the Scanfish. This instrument is towed behind the ship and undulates from 2 meters off … Continue reading

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Channel Fever

We’ve put the science of this cruise in the books.  Well, nearly. A couple of experiments will be finished up tomorrow morning, back at the lab, but most of it is done.  And we’ve got jars of stuff, CDs full … Continue reading

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Winding Down

Well we’re about 4 hours into day 6, and I can’t believe that this cruise is almost in the books. Don’t get me wrong, we’ve got a lot of science left to do, but despite the challenges we’ve had an … Continue reading

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It’s Alive!

We’re just passing the CBOS buoy which was installed last week. (Unfortunately, our internet connection is pretty slow, so I’m not providing links.  If you are reading this and interested, I encourage you to search for CBOS so you can see the … Continue reading

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