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SEA Currents: SSV Corwith Cramer
April 28, 2016
Big Science Push!!!!!!!
Description of location
North Sargasso Sea
Partly cloudy skies, BF 3, 29° C
Hey Everyone!!! We have made it to the North Sargasso Sea. It has been science all day today for me. A-Watch (my watch team) started our day of with a presentation on the coral reefs that are present in Bermuda from our visiting professor, Dr. Robbie Smith. I also got to work in the lab this morning during my watch, we completed a 100 count of the midnight Neuston net tow, and I got to do my first morning deployment of our CTD and Neuston net. We have been catching a lot of plastic these last couple of days, which is pretty depressing. Wish it were Sargassum, but the hunt continues.
It was all hands on deck for science today in class. All of our research groups met with the chief scientist, Dr. Amy Siuda. We were able to figure out the new direction our projects were going to take based on the samples that we have been able to collect and had a good amount of time to start the processing of our the samples that we have collected. My team and I were grinding up our dried samples of Sargassum getting them ready for extraction. Cross your fingers and hope that team Sargassum have good results. Tonight everyone is working on finishing up the introductions for the manuscripts of our group research projects (due tonight).
I hope all my loved ones are doing well, Feel better Daddy-O!!!