Tag Archives: Hypoxia

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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Light Show

Right now, I’m sitting on the bridge of the Hugh R. Sharp, watching an amazing light show. It’s about 2:15 am, and we just finished a couple of Tucker trawls before shutting down operations because of the lightning. We’ve had … Continue reading

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Cruisin’!

On Monday we will embark on our first cruise for our new NSF funded project to look at zooplankton responses to hypoxia in the Chesapeake Bay.  As with any new project the preparations are exhaustive and frantic at times, but … Continue reading

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