May 27, 2017

WP1 is back in the water for the May campaign and diving in some pretty spectacular underwater forests! 

Seems like we were just here sampling in March, but a lot of changes have happened to the kelp since then. The plants have grown an entire new blade in the...

May 27, 2017

Yes! And it ended with 2 long days working through the night... which wore out your trusty blogger. So apologies for the late update. 

Final days of WP3 cruise were spent collecting samples of benthic macrofauna (animals that are large enough to see)...

May 7, 2017

Well folks... it is time to bring up the time lapse camera. First step, position the ship over the drop location, lower a transceiver over the side and send an acoustic code down to 400 m to tell the rig to drop weights.

Seems simple. Except during t...

May 4, 2017

A key part of understanding the importance of detached kelp in deep sea habitats is measuring how it influences the community. Half of the ship is hard at work on this question.

The trawl crew have been collecting fish, shrimps, and other invert...

May 2, 2017

There was a time when the only gear you needed to answer all the pressing kelp-related questions was a scuba tank, a quadrat, flagging tape, and an unreasonable amount of cable ties. Times are changing and WP3 is definitely upping their equipment game.

Our second leg of...

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