Expedition Log

07.29.19

Central California Carbon, pH, and O2 (C3PO) Expedition – Log 3

All the samples ever! Someone once asked me to describe my job. In the most sarcastic description I could think up, I said: I poke holes in the ocean to watch them fill back up to see who or what recolonizes the empty area. After a month, I then poke another hole to take them …

Expedition Log

07.27.19

Central California Carbon, pH, and O2 (C3PO) Expedition – Log 2

The food pyramid on a ship: Michelle Obama, if you’re reading this, stop right now. One of the most bittersweet things about being at sea—did someone say sweet? I’m hungry. Sorry, had to go to the galley. Anyway, all the food. All the delicious food is the bittersweet thing about being at sea. And without …

Expedition Log

07.26.19

Central California Carbon, pH, and O2 (C3PO) Expedition – Log 1

And we’re off! The C3PO expedition is off to a great start! We started off the cruise by testing out our emergency gear, a.k.a. Gumby suits. The struggle to get these suits on was real, but in the end we persevered and all got into them safely! It has been non-stop action since we left …

Expedition Log

07.23.19

Central California Carbon, pH, and O2 (C3PO) Expedition

MBARI Expedition #469 Expedition goals: The main objectives of this research expedition are: 1) fill observational gaps for carbon dioxide (CO2) chemistry along the Central California Coast to develop calibration routines for pH sensors on underwater gliders in this region; 2) determine the rate of acidification along this region of the coast over the past …