Although we are starting to sample in the eastern Caribbean, today's blog features a 'leg 2' participant: Cati!
Catalina Mena Oliver (Cati) joined us in Cozumel back in May to specifically sample picoplankton during Leg 2. Catalina is a PhD student from the Spanish Institute of Oceanography
(Oceanographic Centre of Baleares -
Larval Ecology Group), and she is developing her Doctoral Thesis studying the
base of the planktonic food web with special interest in the bacterioplankton
|Picoplankton and the microbial food web (from Johnson and Lin, 2009)|
|Processing plankton samples|
|Dynamic oceanographic currents of the western MED |
(Balbin et al 2014)
|Cati shares her research with the science team|
We enjoyed to have Cati aboard and hope that she will sail again with us! We look forward to sharing her results in the future with you our loyal reader!
|Trying on the safety suit! (Cati is a LOBSTER)|