We have now been here one full week. Three more to go! The group from Southampton went through a test run of their sampling today. The poor dears are still out there and it is 10pm. They are gluttons for punishment, I think; they want to do this sampling every single day.
The rest of us made some progress towards understanding our own experiments and our own role in the sampling and filtration that will start happening on Wednesday. Juli spent the day continuing to get to know the local copepods. And Morten, when he wasn't improving the design of his gel traps, was saying sweet goodbye to the copepods in the aquarium and otherwise preparing them for being launched back out into the ocean, or at least into big plastic bags floating in the ocean.
Aug 6 2012p- Well fed phytoplankton make for happy oceanographers.