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The San Diego Coastal Expedition: Zonation Zombies: Part 2- The Midwater Animals

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So, what exactly is it that I’m doing out here? For one, I’m learning a lot about the animals that live on the seafloor and in seafloor sediment (aka “mud”), but for my own research- I’m sticking to the animals that live in the water column- animals that spend all or part of their lives [...]

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The San Diego Coastal Expedition: Zonation Zombies: Part 1 – The Seafloor Animals

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Whew, I can’t believe we’ve only been out here for two days! The Shelf and Midwater teams have combined to form the “Zonation Zombies”. Zonation, because we all study the way that animals form layers in the ocean based on depth and environmental variables such as oxygen and temperature. Zombies, because, well, we work a [...]

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The San Diego Coastal Expedition: Underway!

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Yes! The ship is loaded with equipment! Scientists! Gear! Instruments! Rubber boots and glass jars! The last couple of days of preparation have been busy. Extremely busy. The ship is loaded with an arsenal of collection nets, a multicorer (which is a fancy name for a deep-sea mud grabber), a cold room (yes, an entire [...]

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The San Diego Coastal Expedition

A tiny hermitcrab, collected from sediments.

The San Diego Coastal Expedition is a two-part student-led research program to characterize the marine environment of the coast of San Diego County. In June and July, scientists participating in SDCoastEx I discovered a methane seep off the coast of San Diego (Union Tribune Story, KPBS Story), located a sunken whale and studied the physics [...]

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