Last thoughts July 12th 2012 Two days left. That’s it.
We had some great plans for the last few days, trying to fit in a few more samplings before it’s all over. But the CTD had other ideas. It broke down just before our 100th cast, so we can’t sample the water like we used to. We do have on-deck experiments that need to be sampled, and we’ve pumped water from various depths and gave them a go, but it’ ... read more
On the 15th of June 2012 we will embark on a 30 day research cruise from the Azores Islands to Iceland, searching for the coccolithophore Emiliania huxleyi, and the virus that infects it. We will be on board the R/V Knorr (http://www.whoi.edu/page.do?pid=8157), a "floating lab", sampling and running experiments to investigate the trophic level interactions in the oceans, and how the chemical communication between the various microbes in the water body can shape the entire environment.
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