This blog is for the Mullineaux lab group's research cruises to study larvae at deep-sea hydrothermal vents.
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
We have larvae!
Photo courtesy JAMSTEC
5-Sep-2010. Today we successfully recovered the first of our plankton pump moorings. The pump worked flawlessly, and you can see in the accompanying image that there was a lot of material collected onto the filter. We can’t tell you yet what we found, but suffice it to say that we and our colleagues spent many hours processing the sample – including video of larvae swimming. We had to stop in order to get a couple hours of sleep before the second pump mooring recovery.