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A second successful Winter Transect cruise!

The NES-LTER Team just returned from the second successful Winter Transect cruise! The top photo shows PI Joel Llopiz happily displaying a sand lance, one of our target species of forage fish. Check the Twitter hashtag #NESLTER for another photo of Joel with an impressive sample resulting from towing a plankton net near the shelf break front. Another photo from PI Susanne Menden-Deuer’s group shows plankton incubation experiments on deck. Listen to students sharing about experiences on their first research cruise. The lower image below shows our cruise track extending to about 100 miles south of Martha’s Vineyard. We’d like to thank techs and crew on R/V Endeavor for cruise EN627 from 1-6 February 2019.

Joel Llopiz with sand lance collected in February 2019 on EN627. Photo by Heidi Sosik, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.

Screen grab from EndeavorNow website, showing the EN627 cruise track. The icon marks the pier at URI GSO.