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By Alex Olson & Holly Chiswell, Chemical Oceanography On June 5th, members of the Marine Pollutions Studies and Chemical Oceanography Labs under the direction of Dr. Kenneth Coale, began a week-long journey on the R/V Point Sur to investigate the … Continue reading
The week before spring break, I had the pleasure of going on two class cruises back to back on MLML’s research vessel, the Point Sur. On Monday, I set sail with the biological oceanography class as we went out into … Continue reading
The research vessel Pt. Sur has nearly completed its 8,000 mile journey to Antarctica! While crossing the Drake Passage, the crew was able to capture some great photos of the wildlife they observed. Check out the Pt. Sur Blog to … Continue reading
On Thursday, November 29 the R/V Point Sur, MLML’s largest research vessel and a member of the University-National Oceanographic Laboratory System fleet, set sail for Palmer Station, Antarctica. The ship and her crew, accessed for class cruises and interdisciplinary and … Continue reading
While marine researchers, especially graduate students, are used to living on a budget, who says they can’t eat well in the field? Students from a Chemical Oceanography class are treated to a feast aboard the R/V Point Sur during a … Continue reading
Students from an MLML Marine Ecology class sift through the contents of a midwater trawl aboard the R/V Point Sur. Mmm, looks lie plankton soup – who knows what you might find?
For the Physical Oceanography class at Moss Landing Marine Lab field research trips aboard the R/V Point Sur are a fun way to experience different field oceanographic equipment. Here student Alexis Howard looks on as the crew of the Point … Continue reading