A bizarre shopping list

When your shopping list includes eight turkey basters, freeze dried algae, 50 plastic sweet jars and about a kilometre of electrical tape, you know there is some creative science stirring! The colourful and energetic excitement of a pteropod rich sample of live zooplankton. In less than a week I will join two colleagues from the Naturalis Biodiversty Center, Dr Katja Peijnenburg and her new PhD student Lisette Mekkes, and Dr Erica Goetze, from the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa to embark on a research expedition that will span the length of the Atlantic Ocean. This will be the 27th annual Atlantic Meridional Transect, or AMT oceanographic cruise that leaves from the UK each autumn to sample

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This research was carried out at Naturalis Biodiversity Center and the University of Plymouth with funding from the Leverhulme Trust and the NBC Martin-Fellowship. This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant agreement No 746186.

© 2017 Deborah Wall-Palmer