Monthly Archives: January 2011

Halfway

Saturday marked the halfway point of our cruise.  In two more days we’ll be at the southernmost station of our trip, and then we’ll alter our course onto a two-week long diagonal towards South Africa, our ultimate destination.  We have … Continue reading

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Wildlife Sightings

While we’ve been at sea, we haven’t spotted too many organisms other than those that can be seen using a microscope.  However, in the past few days we’ve sighted several new species!  On Sunday the crew set up three lured … Continue reading

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Sampling the Ocean and Not the Ship

In my last post I described our workhorse sampler, a rosette holding twelve Niskin bottles.   This is a great sampler for many analytes like dissolved oxygen, salinity, and major nutrients (nitrate, phosphate, silica, and ammonia) because the sampler is not … Continue reading

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