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Remembering Why

Last week I got to spend a week offshore, participating in the last field season (what?!) of the SOCAL-BRS project. This was a bittersweet week, to say the least. I’ve been involved with this project since before I even started grad school (see here and here for my blogs on it the last two years). It’s a […]

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Watch and Listen: fieldwork isn’t over yet

My broken heart limped off of Strawberry Island a few weeks ago on a day when the fog was too thick to permit my sentimental heart watch the island fade into the distance. But while our field season on the island had come to an end, my field work for the summer was not quite […]

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The Little Things

<img class=”alignnone size-full wp-image-1824″ src=”https://mfournet.files.wordpress.com/2016/08/img_1169.jpg” alt=”IMG_1169″ width=”5184″ height=”3456″ />What is 5 1/2 feet long, weighs 135 pounds, and isn’t an intern? My favorite odontocete: <i>Phocoena phocoena</i>, the harbor porpoise. Due to their vessel aversion they are slightly hard to study, and their distribution, population structure, and acoustic behavior in the Park is still largely unknown. Harbor porpoise, while […]

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AFFOGATO – Day 14 – A Day in the Life

I haven’t posted in a week? Poor blogging, Selene! Ok as promised, I wanted to post about what our day-to-day life has been like out here. Amazingly, today is our last day! I am on shore right now, making small adjustments to glider that we will pick up at noon. The rest of the team […]

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AFFOGATO Twitter Journal

Holger Dave @dvharris1 @sfregosi26 trade in OR mtns 4 SoCal waters for next 2 weeks! #fieldwork #affogato #gliders pic.twitter.com/CFAEz6QIWS — ORCAA (@ORCAALab) July 18, 2016 testing complete…truck is loaded…so far so good #affogato #seaglider #knockonwood pic.twitter.com/CxkKpA3lVV — ORCAA (@ORCAALab) July 18, 2016 #affogato update: sitting on the M/V Horizon (hiding in the shade) watching Bruce […]

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AFFOGATO – Day 7

Field updates – coming at you. It’s Day 7, and I’ve got the morning off from going out on the boat, so I figured I could do a little blog updating. Jay, Holger, and Danielle are out on the small boat today, and Dave sadly left us to go back to Oregon yesterday. Most important […]

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AFFOGATO – Day 4

Day 4 already? How did that happen?? I’m happy to report ALL our instruments are now in the water and happily recording marine mammals in the Catalina Basin (lots I hope!). Day 1 we did some testing at SWFSC, and got everything prepped for our transit out to the basin. Testing went as planned, and […]

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AFFOGATO – Day 1

Let the glider/float field work begin! Late lastnight, Holger, Dave Mellinger, Danielle Harris, and I arrived in San Diego to start our two week field stint where we deploy EVERY TYPE OF RECORDER EVER (not really…but close). We are here to conduct field work for a project called a framework for cetacean density estimation using slow-moving underwater […]

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Find your park

The marine forecast is calling for 25-knot winds and 5-foot seas in Glacier Bay National Park today. Yesterday, when we were tightening the last nylocks on our hydrophone landers, and working out the last details of our array deployment, folks were pretty keen to remind us that the weather was going to kick up. I […]

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All is NOT calm

Well, this post is LOOONNGGG overdue. But that happens right? It’s still a story worth telling 🙂 I haven’t posted in a while, so lets touch base on the last three months of my grad school life. Michelle mentioned that many in our lab attended the Biennial Meeting for the Society for Marine Mammalogy. It was crazy, […]

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