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A second successful Winter Transect cruise!

By Stace Beaulieu | February 12, 2019

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 Newbies at the LTER All Scientists Meeting

By Stace Beaulieu | October 4, 2018

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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Sampling from the underway science seawater on the NES-LTER Summer Transect

By Stace Beaulieu | July 25, 2018

R/V Endeavor is back at the dock, completing the NES-LTER Summer 2018 Transect cruise! Before stepping off the ship, high school science teacher Ashley Burnett provided this image mosaic from the Imaging FlowCytobot (IFCB), showing phytoplankton and microzooplankton in the surface waters during the cruise. Ashley reports on this instrument as well as a flow…

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Zooplankton sampling on the NES-LTER Summer 2018 Transect

By Stace Beaulieu | July 24, 2018

Undergraduate student Julia Cox (shown in photo with mentor Dr. Joel Llopiz) is participating on the NES-LTER Summer 2018 Transect (R/V Endeavor cruise EN617). Julia is majoring in Biology at UMass Amherst and is sponsored by an NES-LTER Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU). Julia writes from sea: “We are on our fourth day of the…

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NES-LTER Summer 2018 Transect is underway!

By Stace Beaulieu | July 21, 2018

Our NES-LTER Summer 2018 Transect is underway on R/V Endeavor (Cruise EN617). We have our first update from Ashley Burnett, high school science teacher at Global Learning Charter Public School in New Bedford, MA. Ashley is the first teacher to participate on an NES-LTER cruise, and she discovered: “Life at sea is very different from…

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Mike Neubert recognized as ESA Fellow

By Stace Beaulieu | July 12, 2018

We are pleased to announce that NES-LTER co-PI Michael G. Neubert is a 2018 Fellow of the Ecological Society of America (ESA). Mike is Senior Scientist in the Biology Department and Director of the Marine Policy Center at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. He was elected for fundamental contributions to theoretical ecology, biological oceanography, and resource…

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Deploying Imaging FlowCytobot at the Martha’s Vineyard Coastal Observatory

By Stace Beaulieu | July 3, 2018
NES-LTER REU 2018 PEP Irene Duran

The NES-LTER team just returned from a trip to the Martha’s Vineyard Coastal Observatory (MVCO) to deploy the Imaging FlowCytobot (IFCB) to continue the greater than 12 year time series. Undergraduate student Irene Duran (shown in photo next to the IFCB) visited MVCO for the first time. Irene is majoring in Mechatronics Engineering from California…

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Beyond Chlorophyll Fluorescence: The Time is Right to Expand Biological Measurements in Ocean Observing Programs

By Stace Beaulieu | June 1, 2018

Article in L&O Bulletin published 31 May 2018,

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Feeding dynamics of Northwest Atlantic small pelagic fishes

By Stace Beaulieu | May 29, 2018

“Feeding dynamics of Northwest Atlantic small pelagic fishes,” a paper by Justin Suca and colleagues, reveals strong seasonal differences in the diets of of five dominant small pelagic species

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NES-LTER featured in News Deeply

By Stace Beaulieu | March 23, 2018

“New Long-Term Effort to Understand Impact of Rapidly Changing Atlantic,“

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