The Doliolid Digest

A blog for the Dol-MICROBE project.

DolMICROBE completes first full cruise – A blog post

Doliolideers and friends, Our first full DolMICROBE cruise is in the books! After months of waiting, training, and equipment testing, we finally received the green light to mount a full-scale research expedition on the R/V Savannah on April 5 & 6, 2021.The problem has been that, because of COVID-related safety precautions, we have not been… Read more »

 

Cruise Log – R/V Savannah February 9-10, 2021 –DolEAGER2/DolMICROBE4: “Third Try’s the Charm” – by Patrick Duffy

This cruise adventure began with pouring rain as we scrambled to wire everything for our plankton imaging system (mini Deep Focus Plankton imager, mDPI). Our mDPI had experienced technical issues during the previous two attempts to deploy it at-sea, but we were (cautiously) optimistic this time with the improved connection durability from a ‘new’ UNOLS… Read more »