|Our morning gathering. After days of setting up, |
Chris Ikeda (RTC-SFSU) is especially happy to sample
from the ocean acidification experiment.
|On deck sampling with Dr. Cochlan, |
Maribel Albarran, Chris Ikeda, Charles Wingert
(RTC-SFSU) and Dr. Trick (Western Univ.).
|Julian Herndon (RTC-SFSU)|
shows off our batch growth.
|Sampling the "batch."|
|Dr. Mark Wells (Univ. of Maine) and|
Trey Joyner (Normal Park Museum Magnet)
have just recovered the GoFlo bottle.
|One of my assignments on|
this cruise is to read chlorophyll
samples in a dark room. This is what
it looks like.
I spent a good part of my day reading chlorophyll samples in the dark room. Using a small red light, I quickly moved through the process to be ready for our next cast. When the sun came out, I took a break and ventured out to the aft deck. The air is considerably cooler today, and fewer people are daring to wear shorts. By the time the evening arrived, the clouds moved in, the sun was blocked out, and the air became a thin blanket of mist.
It's now 10:30 at night, and most of the scientists are now done with their work. Drs. Cochlan, Trick, and Wells are still discussing what the next part of the plan will be. I will soon retire for the evening, and reflect on the importance of what we are doing here. We will repeat the process all over tomorrow. To think that less than to weeks ago, I was in my classroom, talking to my students about this research project. Now here I am, doing it, gathering data in hopes of better understanding the pulse of the ocean.
|Today, I served as the winch operator|
on the GoFlo cast.