July 5th, 2017
Los Angeles, CA
Hey everyone, it's that time of year again; on Thursday July 6th the Edwards Lab will be joining the Konar Lab (University of Alaska Fairbanks) for our second and final Aleutians cruise!
For the next three weeks we'll be sailing aboard the r/v Oceanus, living and working in the cold nearshore ecosystems of the Bering Sea. Our mission is to dive on these remote rocky reefs, and to quantify the changes these systems are experiencing. We'll be coupling subtidal surveys with experiments to see how the loss of kelp and kelp forests affects patterns of diversity and productivity.
Be sure to follow along here, and on our project-specific site. For more information, check out this fun video from last year's cruise, and this one that was made up for a museum exhibit in Dutch Harbor, Alaska.
That's all for now folks! See you in the great white north!
Baron von Urchin
Pike Spector is currently a Research Operations Specialist with Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary