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 […]

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Cruise update 7/27/13

We found the western end if the hypoxic zone along the K and S transects last night and are returning eastward. Most of the day will be spent transiting. A low pressure system kicked up the seas a little last night, and it’s been a bit sloppy this morning, but easing. We are going to […]

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Cruise update 7/26/13

The geographic expansion of hypoxia along our westward transit continues. We had to go all the way to the most southern station of the I line, I9, before reaching a zone without bottom hypoxia. Today we are transiting back north along the J line and will reach K. In keeping with Nancy’s commitment to science […]

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Cruise update 7/25/13

A little down time for an update. We are in transit to the I line after finishing H this morning. We are continuing to find expanding bottom hypoxia as we move westward. Nancy and Leslie are creating maps of the hypoxia as we go. Lauren and I are sampling both inside and outside the hypoxic […]

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