A Dark and Stormy Night

Notes: This post was written by Isaiah Milton, an undergraduate researcher who is participating in the Woods Hole Partnership Education Program (PEP). The photo (taken by L. Blanco-Bercial) shows the SeaDance in the foreground with the Atlantic Explorer in the background. Isaiah was able to venture out on both vessels during his recent trip to…

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Airport outreach

Traveling is one of the biggest perks of a career in marine science, especially traveling for field work. Field work provides a unique opportunity to see an ecosystem first-hand. It can be a chance to set aside email, to postpone meetings and to really dive into science (sometimes literally). But the actual logistics related to…

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The ups and downs of commuter life

Migration

(above: Amy Maas and Ann Tarrant, PIs on the project described below, pose in front of a WHOI window with an apt message.) I’m lucky in many ways. One that I often forget is that my daily commute only takes about 10 minutes. Not so for many American humans, and definitely not so for millions…

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Welcome Isaiah!

Isaiah

I’m delighted to introduce our newest lab member, Isaiah Milton, who will be joining our lab this summer through the Woods Hole Partnership Education Program. Isaiah just finished his junior year at Hampton University, where he is majoring in Marine and Environmental Science. At his home institution, Isaiah works in a genetics lab researching microRNAs in the…

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Welcome Nora!

Nora

We’re excited to report that Nora McNamara-Bordewick will be joining our lab this summer as a WHOI Summer Student Fellow. Nora is completing her junior year at Barnard College, where she is majoring in Cellular and Molecular Biology and minoring in Women’s Studies. At her home institution Nora works in a biology lab researching the cellular…

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Cuckoo for Copepods!

Copepods

We’ve just had a new review article published: Tarrant AM, Nilsson B, and Hansen BW. 2019. Molecular physiology of copepods – from biomarkers to transcriptomes and back again. Comp. Biochem. Physiol. D: Genomics and Proteomics. 30:230-247. I will post the “author’s manuscript” as soon as I’m allowed, and I can share the proof/pdf upon request…

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Back to Palmer

Palmer

February 6-8 2019 (Note: this is #28 in a series of posts describing my NSF-sponsored fieldwork in Antarctica aboard the Laurence M. Gould) We’re making our long journey home and were able to stop off in Palmer Station for a couple of days. This is a chance to pick up samples, drop off bits of…

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Nightfall

Nightfall

February 3, 2019 (Note: this is #27 in a series of posts describing my NSF-sponsored fieldwork in Antarctica aboard the Laurence M. Gould) It’s the first time I’ve seen true night since crossing the Drake Passage. These days the sun is down from about midnight until around 4 am. So far, it’s been too overcast…

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MOCNESS

Jellies

February 2, 2019 (Note: this is #26 in a series of posts describing my NSF-sponsored fieldwork in Antarctica aboard the Laurence M. Gould)   Last night and today we did our last night/day pair of depth-stratified net tows (see my earlier post about the MOCNESS). The image above shows a 5-gallon bucket filled with the contents of…

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Birding

Penguins

January 29, 2019 (Note: this is #25 in a series of posts describing my NSF-sponsored fieldwork in Antarctica aboard the Laurence M. Gould) I’ve been a bad blogger. I mentioned a while ago that we dropped the birders off on Avian Island for a few days of intensive bird studies. I forgot to write that we did…

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