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 […]
Finished the E line during the night. Still have calm seas and good weather. Keeping our eye on newly formed tropical depression four. Sampling the F line this morning. Noticing increased bottom hypoxia as we move west.
Made it through the C and D’ transects last night. Started on D this morning when the day shift came on. I’m on the 7am-7pm shift, which is nice. Crew had to re-tap our CTD and then re-spool an entire winch, at sea, yesterday. Unbelievably hard work. Good on ’em. The sea state has stayed […]
We cruised through the night to the mouth of the Mississippi River, where we went up the southwest pass for a bit yesterday. The point was to get a salinity/nutrient profile so that we can accurately judge which phenomena we see in on the shelf are biological vs. due to dilution effects from the river […]
Today I leave on my first cruise as a new faculty at LSU. I’m joining Nancy Rabalais and collaborators of hers from the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (LUMCON), as well as a graduate student from Olivia Mason‘s lab at Florida State University (@OUMasonLab) to participate on this year’s shelfwide hypoxia investigation in the “dead zone” […]