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Lat/long 11.6N -56.86E
The R/V Melville set out to sea with the ANACONDAS science teams on Saturday about 4PM EST. Adriane reports that sampling began today and will continue through tomorrow. I asked her about the weather and she said that “it’s supposed to be smooth sailing” for them. Good news!
I hope to have some of the first images from her tomorrow. I did find an interesting interactive of the R/V Melville ship compartments. See it at: http://www.divediscover.whoi.edu/tools/melville.html
Question of the Day
- Do the bacteria in the water make us sick?
Only a few of them. Bacteria are in every habitat on Earth, growing in soil, hot springs, radioactive waste, water, as well as in organic matter and the live bodies of plants and animals. Bacteria recycle nutrients, with many steps in nutrient cycles depending on these organisms, such as nitrogen fixation.