Hanging in there…
Thursday, 24 January and Friday, 25 January
The computers on board are working overtime. The tasks are to prepare posters and presentations for the reception on 5 February and to start with the cruise report. What can we report about the things we wanted to find out? Not too much. We all have had to limit our research activities a lot, and we have done so in the spirit of community. Now the shadow of an upcoming storm is hovering over everything. It is going to unfold its force exactly during the days that we wanted to do the only station revisit still left in the proramme, trying to find out whether and if so, how the animals on the deep-sea floor react to plankton blooms in the upper water column.
Ideas are thrown back and forth