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14 August 2013 Delving Deeper into the Mud
If you see a flash of a blonde haired female scientist on the deck that seems to be everywhere at once, then that would be Dr. Jackie (Jacqueline) Grebmeier from the University of Maryland. Her team…
16 August 2013 Making My Way South...Going Home
Barrow We made an amphibious landing onto the beach in Barrow, the northern most United States city. Barrow is located on the North Slope of Alaska in the tundra (a treeless plain). The community…
15 August 2013 Missing Pieces...More Tales to Tell
Ice Fishing It is not what you think...cutting a hole in the ice and catching fish. I mean literally ice fishing; fishing for ice to collect ice algae as mentioned in "You are what you eat.". In…
14 August 2013 Being At The Top Is Where It's At...Trophic Levels
Trophic levels provided by Nathan McTigue. In past Dunton Team journals I have discussed a myriad of topics dealing with benthos "Benthic Organisms and More..." and "What's Going on in the Mud…
13 August 2013 Go With The Flow...Circulation
Oceanographers are similar to meteorologist; they both predict patterns based on computer models and have an understanding of how different variables affect a system. Both air and water currents…
12 August 2013 Measuring Lead-210 for sedimentation rates.
What is that shinny object in the sky? The sun made a brief appearance today. What a wonderful time to be outside sampling Lead-210 Dr. Lee Cooper team (University of Maryland) is calculating…
11 August 2013 What Is Going On In The Mud? (Part 2)
In Search of Chlorophyll HAPS Core used to take a sediment core. Philip with the cylinder from the HAPS core. The cylinder is removed and now reveals the mud within the plexiglass tube. The…
10 August 2013 Survey says...
Ribbon Seal Ribbon seals are fewer in number than the more common ringed and bearded seals and may be less impacted by sea ice loss because they are pelagic (live at sea) in the summer. If they are…
9 August 2013 You are what you eat.
Lipid Biomarkers You are what you eat or better said; you are a reflection of your diet. This statement is true for all organisms. Epibenthic (surface bottom dwellers) organisms can obtain their…
8 August 2013 Reflections at Sea...
Choppy Seas The Great Outdoors I tossed and turned all night replaying the different events I have experienced thus far.... so much to tell.... so little time. It is 4 AM and here I am at the…
7 August 2013 Micro-Animals of the Sea...Zooplankton
How You Catch Zooplankton and More... The bongo net has two nets each having a different mesh size; one is 150 microns and the other is 500 microns. Bongo Net The ring net has a mesh size of…
6 August 2013 Got Ice!
The Beauty of Ice In south Texas ice is ice.....well in the polar regions there are different terms describing different stages or phenomenon in or among ice formations. Take for instance polynya…