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We’re in Iceland – thanks for traveling with us!

Whoa, we are in Iceland. Our thirty days at sea are over. This is the sappy wrap up post, so I’ll try to keep the poetic waxing to a minimum. In the last 30 days, the scientists aboard the R/V Knorr have woken up early, gone to bed late, collected data, fought about which condiments [...]

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You wanted to know: who are these scientists?

For the past few days we’ve covered some of the scientists on board through their PI’s: Kay Bidle, Jack DiTullio and Rachel, Petey and Jacob, Marco Coolen and Cherel, Anna Martins, Assaf and his gang. But there are still some scientists you haven’t met yet. Let’s go alphabetically. Benjamin Bailleul is a physicist turned physical [...]

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You wanted to know: who are these scientists? Introducing: Ben Van Mooy (sort of)

So far we’ve met five of the six principal investigators of the cruise: Kay Bidle, Jack DiTullio, Marco Coolen, Anna Martins and Assaf Vardi. The only one left is Ben Van Mooy. Broadly, Ben’s lab works on marine chemistry. They ask questions about things like how lipids are formed and when. Lipids are the main [...]

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You wanted to know: who are these scientists? Introducing: Assaf Vardi

Walking around the main lab here, you’ll hear two main languages: English and Hebrew. You’ve met the PI’s speaking English: Ana Martins, Jack DiTullio, Kay Bidle, and Marco Coolen. The Hebrew comes from a group from the Weizmann Institute in Israel, and their principal investigator is Assaf Vardi. Assaf and Kay are long time friends [...]

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You wanted to know: who are these scientists? Introducing: Ana Martins

Yesterday I mentioned that two of the coolest things about this cruise are time and scale. We covered time yesterday, looking at Marco Coolen’s work on paleo-genetics and the history of Ehux’s battle with the virus. Today we’re going to talk about scale, and zoom out to 20,000 feet above the earth where satellites orbit. [...]

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You wanted to know: who are these scientists? Introducing: Marco Coolen

Marco in action.

There are two really cool things about this research cruise: time and scale. The researchers are going from satellite images taken from far above the Earth, all the way down to the lipids and proteins found within individual Ehux cells, bridging a huge range of scales. They’re also using today’s observations to tell them about [...]

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You wanted to know: who are these scientists? Introducing: Jack DiTullio

A while back I wrote about how the CTD was the most important instrument on board. Well, it turns out, I was wrong. Here’s the most important instrument: Ena, the coffee maker. And it’s owned by Jack DiTullio. He’s another one of the principal investigators on board Pigments, vitamins and compounds oh my! When he’s [...]

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You wanted to know: who are these scientists? Introducing: Kay Bidle

One of the things a lot of people want to know is just who these scientists are in the first place. So in the next few days I’m going to introduce you to some of them. We probably won’t get to everyone – there are 25 scientists on board and only 10 days left of [...]

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A graphical representation of the cruise so far

One of the scientists on board, Chris Brown, visualized the relationship between Ehux and ship morale. The top there is real data, so you can see just how big the spike was in Ehux concentration in our new spot. In the spirit of Chris’s graph, here are some other little graphs I’ve made in the [...]

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How to stay sane on a ship in the middle of the ocean

The Knorr is a big ship as far as research vessels go – but there’s still no getting around the fact that you’re in a little metal box in the middle of the ocean with 49 other people for a month. Add to that the fact that most people are doing highly repetitive experiments all [...]

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