|Mitch, John and Chief Survey Tech deploy the CTD rosette|
|Mitch discovers plankton!|
|Zooplankton typically encountered in the Gulf of Mexico in May! Magnification is 10x|
|Sarah, Raul and Mitch with the plankton net|
|Survey track for leg 2 aboard NOAA Ship Nancy Foster #NF1802|
|Mitch in his Shark-Life. Image by M. Bernanke|
through analyzing the residency patterns of sharks detected on our acoustic receiver array in relation to boat passages that are recorded using passive acoustic hydrophones or ‘underwater listening stations'".
If you are interested in more shark-y research, check out the UM Shark Lab on FB!
₁"The National Marine Sanctuaries serve as sentinel sites for monitoring marine biodiversity of the nation’s coastal, shelf and deep-sea ecosystems. The Sanctuaries MBON project includes Monterey Bay, Flower Garden Banks and Florida Keys ecosystems to assess: 1) the deep sea (pelagic realm and seabed); 2) continental shelves; 3) estuaries and nearshore regions; and 4) coral reefs." (source: MBON website)