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July 20, 2015 - ESP Update

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Hello Gulf of Maine hab fans,
Another update from ESPjake with the latest weekend results ...
ESPjake continues to detect an /Alexandrium fundyense/ bloom in the
coastal waters off eastern Maine.
Results from Friday, Saturday, and today's (Monday) hab array indicate a
consistent bloom still present in the 1200-1400 cells/L range. We have
now dialed down the volume sampled from 4000ml to 3000ml to stay on
scale....In the words of Chris Scholin (MBARI), "WOW! --"another hot one
today, those are some impressive arrays". Just so you understand Chris'
excitement, I've attached today's image of the NA1 probe lighting up on
the array, ...enjoy the pic along with Chris.
Note that the y-axis scale (cells/L) on the time series plot has now
been changed from a fixed scale (0-1000) to an automatic scale with the
highest point to date at the top of the scale at ~2400 cells/L.
Please stay tuned as ESPjake is working hard every day this week,
PS For those of you wondering...ESPjake is named after Jake Peirson,
Associate Dean of the MIT/WHOI Joint  Program for many years (now
deceased). Chris Scholin had a special relationship with Jake while he
was Don Anderson's graduate student at WHOI. For more on Jake's legacy,
please see:
Bruce Keafer
Research Associate (ESP lab - Dr. Don Anderson)
Laboratory for Ocean Sensors and Observing Systems (LOSOS)
Mail Stop 57
Woods Hole Oceanographic Instituion
Woods Hole, MA 02543
508-289-2509 (LOSOS office and ESP lab)

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