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This isn’t farewell, it’s see you soon.

I am not sure even where to start with this post cruise blog. Simply put, being on the R/V Atlantis was single handedly one of the most amazing, incredible, life changing experiences I’ve had the privilege to be a part of. I just rewatched Ale Martinez’s video footage summarizing our trip and I cannot tell … Read More

Post Cruise Update: With Erin Sharpe

Post Cruise Thoughts. I have caught the oceanography bug, and I look forward to my social media updates on Human Occupied Vehicle Alvin, the Research Vessel Atlantis, and many others. You can stay up to date on all that is happening with R/V Atlantis and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute at their various social media outlets. … Read More

PUFINS Research Recap

  Project Summary To summarize many weeks of work most succinctly, our June voyage aboard the R/V Atlantis was a success. We were able to recover the desired cores of deep-sea sediment from areas off the coast of Nova Scotia and New Jersey. I helped out with most aspects of this project – retrieving and … Read More

A New Home Away From Home

The PUFINS team has been home a little over 3 weeks now and I know SloMo and I are still coming off the science high from all that we learned and the wonderful people we became such good friends with. To commemorate this incredible experience, the education team put together this video that includes footage … Read More

Graduate Student Research

  On this cruise, we were joined by seven graduate students pursuing their own paths of research. Over the course of the voyage, onboard educators were able to learn more about their specific research pathways. These graduate students were also invaluable in helping us understand the broad themes of the research being conducted – many … Read More

PUFINS: Weather at Sea

Summertime in Northeast United States, warm weather, pop up thunderstorms, humidity, and a bright sun, right? Well those terms for June are pretty accurate for the beach towns all along the Northwest Atlantic Ocean, but not for the team on the R/V Atlantis the summertime feel is more like an early spring day at best.  … Read More

All About the Crew

  The science conducted on the R/V Atlantis over the past two weeks wouldn’t have been possible without the hard work of the ship’s crew. These dedicated professionals are all experts in their specific fields, and it has been an honor to work with them. There are so many interesting career opportunities at sea. Enjoy … Read More

Water Sampling with a CTD

Conductivity Temperature Depth _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ C, T, and D, rosette, Niskin bottles: I needed a vocabulary lesson before I could write about the large device the team has been putting into the ocean to collect water samples at each of our stations.   c  The CTD; conductivity, temperature, and depth device pictured above is a round … Read More

What is in the Mud?

In order to unravel the story in the mud, scientists need to have good understanding of how the mud got there and the processes that deposited the sediment.  This way when they see changes in the composition or other physical characteristics, they can use their knowledge of the processes involved to propose an interpretation.  The … Read More

Stormy Seas

The PUFINS team experienced a little bit of bad weather over a couple of days, but we also saw some dolphins! Check out the video below to see what it is like to be on a ship during 30-40 knot winds! Also, check out our facebook page for day by day updates. https://www.facebook.com/rutgerspufins/     … Read More