Pre-cruise preparation

A delay in our departure date allowed the scientists aboard the R.V. Atlantic Explorer extra time to set up and secure their labs before heading out to sea.

Scientists from UMCES Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology and University of Delaware set up filters in the main lab of the ship.
Ashley Hollins labeling vials for incoming samples.
Using super soakers for scientist? Jacob Cram from UMCES Horn Point Laboratory fills uses this water gun to back wash his sample filters.
Feng Chen and Jacob Cram securing their lab equipment.
Leanne Powers prepares filters for water samples.