Monthly Archives: January 2011


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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