We are gearing up for another cruise! These data will augment our California Current (summer) dataset that you all have been diligently sorting for the last few weeks.
Yesterday PI Bob Cowen, post-doc Moritz Schmid, and graduate students Kelsey Swieca and Margaret Martinez began cruise mobilization by moving the plankton imager (In situ Ichthyoplankton Imaging System) from the lab to the marine center’s loading dock. It was a tight squeeze, but we made it! Today we will check all of the nuts and bolts on the imager then transport it to the ship staging area before beginning a 7 day shelter in place prior to cruise departure (a COVID precaution).
Keep an eye out for an at-sea blog post over the next few weeks.