PUPCYCLE Day 14 – PUPCYCLE 2019 Returns to Port

Thursday, June 06, 2019 – Returning to Newport, Oregon PUPCYCLE LOG – Day 14: PUPCYCLE 2019 Returns to Port PUPCYCLE 2019 is a classic example of collaborative research among scientists. Twelve researchers investigating different interactions of phytoplankton within the Upwelling Conveyor Belt Cycle, all occurring in a world we...

PUPCYCLE Day 13 – Going with the Flow

Wednesday, June 05, 2019 – Final Day of Water Sampling PUPCYCLE Log: Day 13 – Going with the Flow The seas began to calm yesterday evening and the R/V Oceanus moved closer to the Oregon coast to begin another transect in search of an active upwelling zone. The previous...

PUPCYCLE Day 12 – Building Glass Houses

Tuesday, June 04, 2019 – Cruising offshore from the Oregon coast PUPCYCLE Log: Day 12 – Building Glass Houses? Our transit northward continues, supported by the remnants of the R/V Oceanus rock and roll concert from yesterday. By 6:00AM, the scientists were filtering their 48-hour Narrow Shelf incubations and...

PUPCYCLE Day 11 – Heavy Seas, Anyone?

Monday, June 03, 2019 – Transiting through a low-pressure center along the northern California coast PUPCYCLE Log: Day 11 – Heavy Seas, Anyone? The R/V Oceanus rock and roll concert returned shortly after dinner as the captain charted our course northward to Newport, Oregon. Our hopes that the low-pressure...

PUPCYCLE Day 10 – Game of IRON!

Sunday, June 02, 2019 – Collecting and Prepping Narrow Shelf Samples for Incubation #2 PUPCYCLE Log: Day 10 – Game of IRON! A few short hours after completing the filtering and storing of all the samples from Incubation Site #1: Broad Shelf, the researchers prepared their stations for the...

PUPCYCLE Day 9 – Micrometers, Nanometers, Picometers, Oh My!

Saturday, June 01, 2019 – On location and profiling for Incubation Site #2 PUPCYCLE Log: Day 09 – Micrometers, Nanometers, Picometers, Oh My! Land Ho! The rocky steep cliffs of Big Sur, California appeared beneath a blanket of early morning fog as PUPCYCLE 2019 completed the last round of...

PUPCYCLE Day 8 – Halftime at PUPCYCLE 2019

Friday, May 31, 2019 – Transiting south of Monterey Bay, CA PUPCYCLE Log: Day 08 – Halftime at PUPCYCLE 2019 The 2nd half of PUPCYCLE 2019 started with a new game plan as the R/V Oceanus altered navigation and charted a new course, heading south toward Monterey Bay, California....

PUPCYCLE Day 7 – The Bubble Lab

Thursday, May 30, 2019 – Collecting water samples before transiting southward PUPCYCLE Log – Day 07: The Bubble Lab We started the day offshore and southwest of the Oregon–California state line collecting more water samples from a broad shelf region of the California Upwelling Zone. Each research group uses...

PUPCYCLE Day 6 – On the Cutting Edge of Metabolomics

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 – Running Transects in Search of Active Upwelling PUPCYCLE Log – Day 06: On the Cutting Edge of Metabolomics There are several groups of scientists on the R/V Oceanus and each group has specific research goals for which they are collecting data during the 2-week...

PUPCYCLE Day 5 – Insights into the PUPCYCLE

Tuesday, May 28, 2019 – Transiting PUPCYCLE 2019 – Insights into PUPCYCLE 2019 A science meeting was held after dinner to discuss the logistics for the remainder of the research cruise with everyone in attendance, unlike the first attempt when heavy seas kept most of the science crew in...