Bravo 134 gets their oar in the water: Set up and instrument deployment
With 10 days on the ground, we have completed our training and have started to deploy instruments and prepare for the week ahead.
Hi everyone, We have been busy! As Lydia has noted there are numerous training courses we need to attend to get ready for our field work. Now that we have completed these sessions, it's time to get to work! This season we have two goals: raise another culture of sea urchin larvae under variable CO2 conditions and deploy oceanographic sensors in McMurdo Sound. Each of these tasks has had some challenges, namely the sea ice is very dynamic this year and we are having to change the way we access our field sites this season. More on that in a bit.
But for now, we are all well and getting into the field. Here you see Pauline, Paul and Lydia prepping a winch of the deployment of one of our SeaFETS at FH09, our prime piece of sea ice real estate here in McMurdo.