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8 July 2009 Turning South
Well during the night we arrived at our most northerly and westerly position of the expedition. I was up collecting water samples from the CTDA research tool that is submerged in the water to measure…
4 July 2009 What the Bering Sea looks like today
Its been a little difficult to get work done here on the Knorr for the last couple of days. The ocean has been giving us 15 foot swells most of yesterday and today. It has slacked off a little but it…
1 July 2009 Alaskan Wildlife
What a busy couple of days we have had here on the Knorr. We have been crisscrossing the shelf following a plankton bloom we can see from the MODIS satellite. MODIS, which stands for Moderate…
27 June 2009 Changes in the Weather
It has been a very strange couple of days. One of the routines that you have to get used to on a research vessel is that there are no routines. When I first got on the ship I went to bed at regular…
24 June 2009 There is land out there!!!!
It has been a very busy couple of days here on the Knorr. I haven’t received very much sleep. But then again, none of the science team has either. We have been a little ahead of schedule so it was…
22 June 2009 Whats living on (or in?) the bottom of the Bering Sea?
We spent the day cruising in one of the shallowest regions of the entire expedition. The depth below us is only about 40 meters. We are also getting close to what ice is still present this time of…
20 June 2009 Retreiving Sediment Traps and Finding Rare Birds
Saturday, June 20, 2009 Some very interesting activities have been going happening on board the Knorr the last couple of days. While everyday there is a routine of cruising to a station, stopping and…
18 June 2009 Attack of the dreaded jellyfish
Thursday, June 18, 2009 In the middle of this great big Bering Sea, who would have thought that we would meet up with another research vessel going to the same station at the same time as us? The…
17 June 2009 Heading back into the Bering Sea
Wednesday, June 17, 2009 During the night the Knorr turned south westward to start it’s collecting along the CN (Cape Newenhan) line. We had skirted the edge of Bristol Bay before heading back out to…
16 June 2009 First full day of Science
Monday, June 15, 2009 Well things are starting to settle into a routine here on the Knorr. What appears to be chaos is actually a very well staged operation. Everything has a place and is secured so…
15 June 2009 We are underway!!!!!!
Sunday, June 14, 2009 We are underway!!! Got up this morning to a flurry of activity as the Knorr was preparing to get underway. I hooked up with my researcher Dr. Ray Sambrotto from Columbia…
10 June 2009 Preping, Planning, and did I remember to take care of everything????
Wow! I woke up this morning and it really hit me that in a couple of days I will be on the R/V Knorr heading out of Dutch Harbor, AK heading for the Bering Sea. How cool is that? I have spent the…