Bacteria and deep sea viruses, oh my!

The main lab on the ship is home to microbial ecologists from the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science’s Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology (IMET) and the University of Delaware. The team’s processes rely heavily on each other …

CTD deployment and water collection

The CTD emerges from the deep blue water, suspended by a thick wire cord that is reeled in from the wheelhouse. Technicians onboard the vessel use hooks on broomsticks to control the CTD as it exits the water to guide