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This fall Jaxine Wolfe joined us as an Information Systems Assistant to help publish NES-LTER data to the Environmental Data Initiative (EDI) repository. Her first two data packages are now available online, both prepared to accompany WHOI graduate student Justin Suca’s recent journal article. The data packages, for pelagic fish diet composition and stable isotopes,…

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In summer 2019 we had the wonderful opportunity to host Kathy Qi (see photo) as an Environmental Data Initiative (EDI) Fellow. The EDI Summer Fellowship program sponsors undergraduate, graduate, and recent postgraduate students at a variety of host institutions across the U.S. with training in ecological data management. Kathy is an undergraduate majoring in Marine…

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We kicked off summer 2019 with a unique opportunity to sample zooplankton at the surface near NES-LTER Station L1. Jaxine Wolfe, one of our summer REUs (Research Experiences for Undergraduates), joined other students as part of the Woods Hole Partnership Education Program (PEP) on a cruise on the Sea Education Association‘s research sailing vessel Corwith…

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The winning team for the 1st Annual Northeast U.S. Ecosystems Data Jam Competition is from Fairhaven High School (Fairhaven, MA), for their Level 3 project titled, “A Flood and Nitrogen: The Perfect Recipe for an Algae Feast”. Honorable Mentions go to: Level 1 – a team from Our Sisters’ School (New Bedford, MA) for “The…

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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…

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NES-LTER team members from WHOI and URI participated in their first LTER Network All Scientists Meeting from Sep. 30 – Oct. 3. Highlights included a session with peers from other pelagic ocean LTER sites, including California Current Ecosystem (CCE), Northern Gulf of Alaska (NGA), and Palmer (PAL). Undergraduate Julia Cox received a student poster award!…

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