Would you like to know more about the science taking place on ADEON's first research cruise?
Check out our blog posts below or read the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Cruise Planning Synopsis.
Today's blog was written by ADEON lead PI, Jen Miksis-Olds. Yesterday we deployed bottom lander #5 on the Blake Plateau in approximately 900 m of water. The evening was spent doing net tows and fine scale acoustic surveys to get more information about the small marine life in the water. During daylight hours, the day watch rotates through 90 min marine mammal observation (MMO) shifts. The MMO shifts have been a disappointment the past 2-3 days.
Today’s blog is written by Sebastian Velez, MS graduate student at Florida Atlantic University. It is exciting to have Sebastian out sailing with ADEON because 1) it is extra hands to work up samples, and 2) Sebastian is a bridge between ADEON and a related sister National Oceanographic Partnership Program project called DEEP SEARCH. You can learn more about >> DEEP SEARCH <<click here, or use #DeepSearch.
Today's Blog is by Kevin Heaney, from OASIS, the science team’s ocean acoustics guy....
Today marks the completion of our first full week at sea. The weather's been great (sea-state 2, small waves, light wind for today) and the cooks keep providing fresh salads, two veggies, and two main courses PLUS dessert for each meal.
Blog post by Hannah Blair, Stony Brook University graduate student.
The night watch crew had quite the enjoyable Thanksgiving on the R/V Armstrong, from finding squid in our trawl net (one of my favorite animal groups!) in the early hours of the morning, to a giant buffet in the galley for Thanksgiving dinner – or for us, Thanksgiving breakfast.
This post is by Hilary Kates-Varghese, UNH graduate student.
Takin’ care of business!! We now have two landers deployed in their new homes for the next 8 months. A successful and productive cruise thus far. This can likely be attributed to the fantastic crew helping us at all hours of the day and the delicious food we’ve been fueling on. Last night we celebrated Thanksgiving on the boat and we ate like kings and queens!
This post by Steve Miles of Stony Brook University.
Today, we started the acoustic survey and the trawl survey. Despite incorrectly mounting the flow meter, the first trawl deployment was successful at a depth of 60 meters. Some of the more interesting animals included moray eel larvae, lobster larvae, flatfish larvae, mantis shrimp larvae, squid, deep-sea fish and a small fish with spines on its head with black and red spots that we could not yet identify.
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