Expedition Log

12.03.18

Seafloor Ecology Expedition 2018 – Log 2

  Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Research Coordinator Andrew DeVogelaere Two of the many nice things about being at sea are being rocked to sleep in your bunk by waves and the short, 30-step commute from your stateroom to the lab. This morning, launch prep began at 6:00, with a remotely operated vehicle dive starting …

Expedition Log

12.02.18

Seafloor Ecology Expedition 2018 – Log 1

Postdoctoral Fellow Amanda Kahn Yesterday we left Moss Landing Harbor on the morning’s high tide and made the five-hour trip to Sur Ridge. The winds and waves were extreme so we could not do any research operations. Instead, we stayed near the coastline and waited for conditions to improve, which happened this morning. Our first …

Expedition Log

11.30.18

Seafloor Ecology Expedition 2018

MBARI Expedition #453 Expedition goal: Our cruise off the central California coast has several objectives related to three research themes in deep-sea ecology: 1) study the sponge and coral communities at Sur Ridge, 2) revisit a corn stover to sample the colonizing communities, and 3) begin a wood-fall experiment to see how species colonize these ephemeral …