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This is the final post for the 2014 Barbados to Bermuda Chief Scientist Cruise Workshop, please access the most recent Chief Scientist Workshop Cruise blog!
Land Ahoy!! It is both surreal and exciting to finally spot land on the horizon, when you’ve been surrounded by nothing but ocean for 9 days. We spent the prior 24 hours working through the nights so that we could … Continue reading
The ocean is a very deep place and many interesting things happen in the ocean as you go deeper and deeper. Many of the scientists are interested in examining the chemistry and the microbiology of what lives in the deeper … Continue reading
Time spent on a research vessel can be very busy, especially while working at a research station. With all the different projects going on at once, the ship is often bustling with activity. Still, there are often long stretches of … Continue reading
Baseball great Yogi Berra once said, “You can observe a lot just by watching.” If you don’t know who Yogi Berra is, just ask your grandparents. One of the things I enjoy most on a research cruise is to look … Continue reading
As an ocean-going scientist, life at sea is a wonderful mixture of gaining perspective and enjoying the exploration of your own enchantments…otherwise known as science experiments. Perspective comes from looking at our world, the majority of which is water, and … Continue reading
Here is a little video we took yesterday evening. It is a little squid that came up in the 500 micron plankton net. You can see the beating hearts and its chromatophores. Enjoy!
As we have been making our way north, I have been running an aerosol sampler on the top, or the “fly bridge” of the ship. The sampler is basically a pump that pulls air down over a filter, at a … Continue reading
After much anticipation, our ‘Meet the crew’ page is starting to come together! To learn more about those that make the ship come alive, check this page frequently to look for any updates. As for now, please let me introduce … Continue reading