Last week we bid farewell to HEALY’s Marine Science Officer, LT Chris Skapin, and IT1 Joanne Bingham! We wish you fair winds and quartering seas!
On Monday, after a week of rest and recovery in Seward, AK, we embarked eighteen scientists and departed for the final science mission of this year. We will spend the next thirty-eight days studying the behavior of copepods.
On Tuesday, in the Gulf of Alaska, we completed two net tow casts and the scientists retrieved samples of underwater micro-organisms such as Macrofauna, Plankton, and Copepods. These initial samples will serve as a control group to compare with the Copepods that we will study from the Bering Sea and Arctic Ocean.