Category Archives: Logistics

Hello and Goodbye from Africa

It is tuesday, February 22nd, and I am sitting in the Cape Town airport getting ready for my twenty-hour flight back to Boston.   It is hard to believe that a week ago the Melville was steaming at five knots, sixty … Continue reading

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View from the Bridge

I remember arriving at summer rental houses and during the initial excitement of running around exploring, I would “save” a room in the house to look at later on in the vacation.  True to my past behaviors, I decided to … 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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