27 October 2018. A 12 hour time lapse from the cutaway deck on the RV Tangaroa.
To make sure that we are using our time on the ship as efficiently as possible, we have two shifts of scientists and crew working around the clock, either midnight-midday or midday-midnight. This often means that there are some members of the team who you barely cross paths with!
We are currently sampling a water mass where salps are present, which means that we are using a variety of nets to sample at different depths, and for different sized organisms. We are also collecting other environmental parameters with a CTD, which measures the salinity, temperature and depth of the water, and also allows us to collect small pockets of water from a range of depths.