A Marine Educator At Sea

Sea Grant's Bill Hanshumaker chronicles ocean research missions

A Marine Educator At Sea

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Fouling Organisms on OBS

May 31st, 2014 · No Comments · Uncategorized

The Ocean Bottom Sensors (OBS) that we deploy and recover are located in a variety of ocean depths and conditions. These seismometers were at depths ranging from 126 to 2717 meters deep. There is no light there and the pressure at this depth exceeds 3969 pounds per inch! Even in these extreme conditions, organisms exist […]

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SKYPE UPDATE

May 30th, 2014 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Before leaving port, I was contacted by four teachers who were interested in having their classes participate in a real-time conversation with researchers at sea. While ashore, we were able to confirm our Skype connections using local wireless networks. Lincoln County School District (LCSD) provided a Skype-ready laptop for Crestview School’s use. Waldport High School […]

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Questions from Springwater Environmental K-8 School’s 7th and 8th Graders

May 29th, 2014 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Why did you feel you wanted to do this as a job? What got you interested in seismometers/ the work that you do?   I have been interested in the ocean and marine biology since middle school in Florida. Sometimes however, you need to enter a field of study through a side door. I collaborate with […]

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First day at sea

May 28th, 2014 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Left at 12:30 with partly cloudy skies in about 20 knots of wind. We arrived at the first recovery location just after 4:00. An acoustic signal is sent down 355 meters to where the seismometer has been resting on the ocean floor for just under a year. This wakes up its receiver and the transponder […]

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