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MAR-ECO Research Cruise

Tintenfisch

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Having been offline for what feels like years, I'll now drop in again for about a week... during the CIAC Symposium, I was offered the chance to join an upcoming MAR-ECO research expedition to the South Atlantic! Good stuff: (other than the obvious going to sea for five weeks and looking at really cool stuff as it comes up :heee:): I'm working on a couple of groups with little reported material from this area; it will be my first time on a proper researchy-type ship (and what a ship it is!); and I kind of like the ocean a little bit. Not so good stuff: I will have been back from the previous trip less than three weeks and will leave the day before our first anniversary. :hmm:
We will depart from Las Palmas (Canaries) on 25 October and return into Cape Town on 30 November, zig-zagging our way down the mid-Atlantic Ridge (I believe) and stopping at ten planned stations for nine samples each (three each benthic, midwater and surface). Still working out the exact plan for processing ceph specimens - I have wish lists from about five people so far. :roll:
Not sure how much web access there will be once we depart, but hopefully email at least, so I can send Steve updates!

:boat:
 

Nancy

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What a wonderful opportunity! Nice ship, too! Am looking forward to your reports (emails to Steve, at least) and to lots of interesting photos!

Nancy
 

DWhatley

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Awsome! Just AWSOME!!!

I am not so sure about the gift shop :confused: and all the talk about ice :rolleyes: (We need a polar cepth smiley for you and Greg now).
 

DWhatley

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It would be a rather unfortunate event if you happened to prove that there are squid/octos that could sink ships. Always wear your camera so if we find you it can be published that you were the first to film it live. :sagrin:
 

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