Tag Archives: Plankton

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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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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