R/V Knorr's October 12, 2010 visit to Natal, where U.S. scientists explained their research to 10 inquisitive public high school students, their teachers, and a federal university professor.
International Polar Year Project: Genomic and Proteomics of Polar Marine Phytoplankton 2009
This project is focusing on collection of sea-ice and water column algae for analysis by genomic, transcriptomic, and proteomic techniques to contribute to a genomic foundation for future process studies. Two expeditions were conducted during 2009 on the sea-ice of McMurdo Sound through a collaboration between the Saito lab and Allen labs (JCVI). Funded by NSF-Office of Polar Programs.
Antarctica Ross Sea Cruise
A team of scientists from universities and research institutions from around the world explored the ecosystem of the Ross Sea near the continent of Antarctica.
Costa Rica Upwelling Dome 2005
In the summer of 2005, we had a 21 day research cruise to the Costa Rica Upwelling Dome. The few times region has been studied for its phytoplankton ecology, it has been dominated by the cyanobacterium Synechococcus (see Saito et al., Limnology and Oceanography 2005). On this cruise, we surveyed the area for Synechococcus distributions and examined the influences of trace metals on the Synechococcus. In addition, we also examined trace metal distributions throughout the oxygen minimum zones of this area.
Kilo Moana Cruise - Honolulu to 8N, February 2004
Photos from the recent Kilo Moana cruise from Hawaii to 8N. Mak Saito was chief scientist. Interactions between trace metals and cyanobacteria were investigated.
Saito Group Photos