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August 5, 2010 - Oceanus update

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Alexandrium surface live counts. R/V Oceanus 467, July 29 - August 6, 2010. (WHOI / D. Anderson & D. McGillicuddy laboratories)

Hello All,

The OC467 coastal survey consisted of a series of transects spanning from Cape Ann to Mt. Desert Island with an additional transect in the Bay of Fundy (see map).  Live counts indicate surface waters are virtually devoid of Alexandrium cells.  Thus, from the point of view of documenting bloom termination, OC467 was a success.  However, we must be careful not to over-interpret these surface data; a complete analysis will require thorough scrutiny of the subsurface samples.

Our ETA at WHOI is 10:00AM Friday.

Best Wishes,

-on behalf of the OC467 science party

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