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Posted: 7 July 2011
D366 Today is the penultimate day of scientific data collection for most of us. At 5am we measured the last of the bottles from the fifth and last bioassay. Then, a few hours later, the CTD was lowered...
Posted: 6 July 2011
David Billett holds a large sea cucumber Geo-engineering schemes aimed at tackling global warming through artificial iron fertilisation of the oceans would significantly affect deep-sea ecosystems, according to research involving scientists...
Posted: 5 July 2011
D366 When we got up this morning we were met with a surprising and rather wonderful scene (see photo). It was as if we had suddenly been transported to a different climate overnight, or to a placid...
Posted: 5 July 2011
D366 We are steaming rapidly northwards parallel to the west coast of Norway. Soon we will reach our most northerly latitude, 60°N, and turn westwards for home. During our cruise we have gathered...
Posted: 4 July 2011
Antarctic krill (Euphausia superba) (courtesy of BAS) A new discovery reveals that the shrimp-like creature at the heart of the Antarctic food chain could play a key role in fertilising the surface waters of Southern Ocean with the essential element...
Posted: 4 July 2011
Autosub6000 bathymetry image of giant seafloor scours at the mouth of Agadir Canyon, offshore Morocco Researchers from the Marine Geoscience group at the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) featured prominently at a recent conference held at the Geological Society in London, focused on submarine...
Posted: 4 July 2011
D366 Success! The strategy of moving as quickly as possible to the west turned out to be a good one. Although the rolling seas seemed to go on and on, eventually by this morning the sea was more...
Posted: 1 July 2011
D366 Today our planned programme of work has been thwarted by poor weather, with the sea being too rough to safely put the CTD in the water. We are currently running away westwards from the Skaggerak,...