Christina at the box sieve
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…
Barge
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 is…
Preparing zodiac for launch.
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…
Trophic Levels
Trophic levels provided by Nathan McTigue. In past Dunton Team journals I have discussed a myriad of topics dealing with benthos "BenthicBenthic organisms live on or in the bottom sediments of a…
Isopod
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…
Sun
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…
HAPS Core
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…
Ribbon Seal
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…
Karen working on samples
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…
Choppy Seas
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…
Bongo Net
How You Catch ZooplanktonSmall or microscopic aquatic animals that float or drift in fresh or salt water. and More... The bongo net has two nets each having a different mesh size; one is 150 microns…
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…