Greetings from the stormy Atlantic Ocean! We are currently chasing the tail end of Tropical Storm Phillippe, hoping to return to our study site by tomorrow morning to resume work. The ship is definitely moving around a lot more than before, and there are storm clouds in the distance putting on quite the lightning show. [Read the Rest...]
Well, folks, I have sad news to report. After a lot of optimism the past few days about the CORK installation, we encountered a really big snag yesterday morning. Due to a mechanical failure, the CORK we were installing at Hole 395A suddenly snapped in two. This means that the experiment that we were trying [Read the Rest...]
Greetings microbe fanatics! It’s time for a contest! Here is your chance to win your very own Adopt A Microbe t-shirt! Ready, set, go! This Adopt A Microbe project is taking place during Expedition 336 of the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program, an international scientific collaboration to explore the secrets of the seafloor. During this expedition, [Read the Rest...]
Howdy microbe lovers! A huge thanks to all of you for sending in such awesome photos of your sampling sites and Winogradsky columns for the week 2 project!! So cool! Here are some of the photos you sent in: The 4th grade class from Florida sampled some shallow water grassy pools to set up their [Read the Rest...]
greetings microbe lovers! just a short note here to let you know that the Week 2 project summaries will be posted later today or tomorrow. A little sickness is spreading around the team of scientists, so we need some bed rest to recover. stay tuned!
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