A successful cruise to our backyard

January 20, 2020

Even though our lab has been at UCSB for over three years now, we had not yet had the chance to sample the deep waters of the Santa Barbara Basin. With shiptime awarded through the UC Ship Funds proposal, we were able to test out our RESPIRE in situ incubation chambers for measuring respiration on marine snow in some low oxygen waters as well as get some samples in the deep basin for our favorite gas, nitrous oxide (N2O). We also got to bring six undergraduates to sea with us!