Author Archives: Christine Shulse
Well, the cruise is over and the offloading is almost finished. We’re all excited to get back to the lab and start analyzing the samples we’ve collected. We had a great and productive cruise, thank you to the Captain and … Continue reading
On this cruise we have two physical oceanographers, Andy Pickering and Gunnar Voet. They are on the hunt for “internal waves.” Although the name sounds pretty groovy, you can’t surf these waves. Internal waves travel along density interfaces below the … Continue reading
One of our Co-Chief Scientists, Kim Bernard, studies Euphausiids, aka krill, aka whale food. In order to collect the little guys, we’ve been deploying large nets off the back of the boat, like the one seen below on the left. … Continue reading
This afternoon we deployed the Multiple Opening/Closing Net and Environmental Sensing System, better known as the MOCNESS, and caught this little guy pictured at right. What is it?? Leave your guess in the comments.
Our first deployment today was the CTD (Conductivity-Temperature-Depth) device. We send this device down into the ocean on a wire and the gray bottles shown on the right collect water at different depths. Here scientist Hilary Close is collecting that … Continue reading