Round up 7/29/13

After a stormy morning of sampling back in the D’ and C lines, we arrived safely back in sunny Cocodrie yesterday about 14:30. The Pelican was cleared out within a couple hours, and the crew got to work turning her around for another cruise leaving today. The extent of hypoxia was lower than predicted, but nevertheless one of the larger areas on record. See the press release for more info. Overall, a very successful trip. For us microbiologists, most of the work lies ahead. First will be extensive DNA/RNA sequencing, then microbial community analysis, metagenomics/transcriptomics, and single cell genomics. All of this will be correlated with the extensive biogeochemical data collected by not only Lauren and I, but the whole team. Our results will be here in the future, so stay tuned.

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