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Journals 2005/2006

Denis Costello
North High School, Torrance, California

"The Ecology and Oceanography of Harmful Algal Blooms"
R/V Atlantis
July 6 - 26
Journal Index:
July 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10 - 11 - 12 - 13
      14 - 15 - 16 - 17 - 18 - 19 - 20
      21 - 22 - 23 - 24 - 25 - 26 - 27

July 15, 2005
Nearing the End of the Survey

We started the survey of the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Since the stations were a lot closer than the normal survey lines, the work was more intense. It seemed that as soon as I started to filter the samples, it was about time to help with the next case.

This was also the last day before our science crew switch, so there was a lot to discuss before the day was over. All of the PIs decided to meet one more time to decide what to do after the change of personnel.

After the PIs met, we got together in small groups to converse about which roles were going to change. For me, that meant that I would be off of CTD deployment and recovery duty and assist more with fluorometer readings of chlorophylls.

Sheryl Day (NOAA) informing the bridge that she is about to perform a plankton net tow on the starboard side of the vessel. View full version pop-up.   The plan for the day. With sampling going on 24 hours a day, we had to check the board often to make sure that we were all on the same page. View full version pop-up.

After our meetings, we finished the survey of the Strait. Dr. Lessard, Dr. Trick, Susan Geier, Shelly Nance and Peggy Hughes packed up their personal belongings and prepped their teams for the rest of the cruise. It was a hectic time as they were also trying to assist in the experiments at hand.

Sean Doran and Julia Betts macerate filters in preparation for domoic acid analysis. View full version pop-up.