Monthly Archives: October 2012
EN519 Day 7
EN519 Day 7
We have bare’d off where we had heave’d too, between Grand Manan Island and New Brunswick. We are now back to sampling, en route to station 99 in the Bay of Fundy. We replaced the Craib corer with the simple Van veen (grabber corer) for stations with rocky sediment types here in the Bay of Fundy. Swell and wind have died down considerably to although there is a bit of a lightning storm brewing now, but otherwise we are doing well.
EN519 Day 6: Riding out the storm
EN519 Day 5 8:21 PM EST
1st mate just called off station 88 (in the Gulf of Maine) where we were headed, so no more sampling for a while and we’re off to the Bay of Fundy & New Brunswick.
EN519 Day 5 6:00 PM EST
Starting to get quite windy, up around 25 knots, so we are heading up to the Bay of Fundy to weather the storm.
Follow us here: http://bit.ly/S5UKEZ
EN519 Day 2 Station 15
We are into our second day on EN519, a ‘Red Tide’ Cyst cruise in the Gulf of Maine.
We are at sampling station # 15, somewhere off the coast of New Hampshire in the south western portion of the Gulf of Maine.
Everyone almost has a routine down by now. There are 3 watches in the science party, which holds a combined 24 hour watch for the 9 day cruise: 12:00 AM – 4:00 AM, 4:00 AM – 8:00 AM, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM, 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM, 8:00 PM – 12:00 AM.
We saw some pilot and fin whales this morning when the visibility was good; the seas were flat, calm, and the sun was out.
Location: 42 deg., 42.687 North 70 deg., 31.117 West
Time: UTC 299 16:55:00
EN519 Day 1: Away at Sea – R/V Endeavor – Cyst cruise investigating ‘Red Tide’
I am currently aboard the University of Rhode Island’s R/V Endeavor participating in a fall Cyst cruise (part of the GoMTOX project) investigating harmful algal blooms – ‘Red Tide’ in the Gulf of Maine, Georges Bank, and the Bay of Fundy in the North Atlantic Ocean.
Follow our ship’s progress here:
On Twitter it’s @GSO_URI
More posts and pictures to follow…
Climate Change and Politics
Will PBS Frontline documentary shed any new insights into the ‘controversial’ ‘issue’ of ‘global climate change’ in our social, cultural, and political systems?
Earth Science Week!
Celebrate Earth Science week by recycling, planting a tree, or just thinking about our planet and the environment. Even better, believe in Global Climate Change, Global Warming, and Global Melting
An interesting article about flooding, one of the effects of climate change: