Expedition Log

05.04.17

CANON Spring 2017 Expedition – Log 3

The importance of eDNA Meilina Dalit Today we repeated yesterday’s activities of coordinating simultaneous sampling from the R/V Western Flyer (CTD casts), the Reuben Lasker (midwater trawls), and LRAUV Aku (Environmental Sample Processor sampling). While LRAUV Aku is autonomously collecting samples with a third-generation Environmental Sample Processor (ESP), Research Specialist Kevan Yamahara is also archiving …

Expedition Log

05.03.17

CANON Spring 2017 Expedition – Log 2

Meeting the Reuben Lasker Meilina Dalit This is an expedition with many moving parts, and today we added the R/V Reuben Lasker, a NOAA ship, into the mix. We rendezvoused with the ship at an offshore upwelling front (the boundary between cold, nutrient-rich upwelled water and warmer offshore water) that was identified by our fleet …

Expedition Log

05.02.17

CANON Spring 2017 Expedition – Log 1

Using sound to locate prey Meilina Dalit Despite the early call time of 4:30 a.m., spirits were pleasant the morning of the first day of the expedition. With a great weather forecast for the next couple of days, there was little to complain about other than wishing for another hour of sleep. The R/V Western …

Expedition Log

05.02.17

CANON Spring 2017 Expedition

Chief Scientist Francisco Chavez R/V Western Flyer March 2-8, 2017 Chief Scientist Francisco Chavez is leading a group of researchers during a six-day expedition in Monterey Bay aboard the R/V Western Flyer. The overarching goal of the expedition is to use a fleet of smart, autonomous instruments and shipboard sampling in parallel with two other methods …