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This is the final post for the second cruise of the 2014 R/V Point Sur Chief Scientist Training Workshop, please access the most recent Chief Scientist Workshop Cruise blog!
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
The physical oceanographers on board have been so patient this entire cruise, staring thoughtfully at their computer while they wait to find internal waves. Finally, I am happy to report, we finally found some, at 6AM this morning (we are … Continue reading
Hello again from the night shift. This is our last night onboard, we are doing a few last transects looking for some more internal waves. There was one spotted last night, so hopefully we will see a few more before … 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
The late night shift is currently steaming to the next station, so time for a blog update! We are running 24 hour operations here on the Pt. Sur, which means that the science party rotates watch 12 hrs on 12 … 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