Monthly Archives: January 2011

Jan 27: Process Study 2

Post by VIMS graduate student Lori Price After our little break at Avian Island we immediately began our second of three Process Studies. This process study is focused in the waters surrounding Avian Island to look at the environment where … Continue reading Continue reading

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Jan 25: Avian and Adelaide Islands!

After a few weeks of living on a boat it was nice to set foot on dry land again when we visited Adelaide Island, a rocky island located just off the edge of the Antarctic continent. Continue reading Continue reading

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Jan 19: Mooring Recoveries and Some Bad Weather

Posting by VIMS graduate student Kate Ruck. The LTER cruise was designed to happen every austral summer (Dec.-Jan. in the southern hemisphere) for a couple of different reasons: This is the most productive time in the ocean waters of our … Continue reading

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Jan 17: Time for Science!

We reach our first oceanographic sampling station and began to collect zooplankton using three different nets. Continue reading

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Jan 14: Palmer Port Call

Post by VIMS graduate student Kate Ruck. Before we can really start our work, the Laurence M. Gould (LMG) needs to make a stop at Palmer Station to unload fresh food and supplies for people onshore and to also pick … Continue reading

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Jan 5: Drake Passage

We were scheduled to leave port on the 29th for the 4-day journey across the Drake Passage to Palmer Station. However, the blizzard that crippled the U.S. East Coast left some of our scientists from New Jersey, Delaware, and Boston stranded. Continue reading

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VIMS Blogs

VIMS Blogs provide first-hand accounts from faculty, staff, and students at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science as they conduct research in Chesapeake Bay and beyond. The blogs also give you the opportunity to interact by posting questions and comments. … Continue reading

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