My Return To Blogging

Hello. It’s certainly been a while. I’ve had quite a busy year, and since my last entry on this blog, I’ve been to the Arctic Circle and the Southern Ocean. It was quite the adventure. My travels to the poles were to investigate the effects of ocean acidification on plankton, but there was plenty of […]

Wondrous Winter Wildlife in Essex

As my “Big Idea” for my ocean acidification blog post is still under construction, and I haven’t really done a local wildlife post in a while, I thought now might be a good time to write about the winter critters I’ve been spotting over the last few months. I mentioned in a previous blog post […]

Reflections on my first research cruise

Well, I quite successfully managed to forget to update you on the rest of my cruise. It got very hectic and busy, and I grew increasingly sleep deprived. As such, I had little time to write anything that wasn’t related to my work! It was a shame, for sure, but I can at least do […]

A Week on the RRS Discovery

It’s now been a whole week since my feet touched land, and what a busy week it’s been! My day usually starts about about 3 or 4am, when I have to get dressed and up on the main deck to sample from the CTD. The term CTD stands for “Conductivity Temperature Depth”, but is also […]