A scientific expedition aboard a Research Vessel on a body of water"My research cruise was on the R/V Atlantis in the Gulf of Mexico" synonyms: field work, taking a trip on Boaty Mcboatface antonyms: pleasure cruise, snooze-cruise
A group of scientific researchers participating in field work"This science party is the best! We are getting so much work done" synonyms: collaborators, working colleagues, sci-friends antonyms: competitors, revelers, party-goers
Research cruises are a critical part of studying the largest habitat on Earth--the ocean! Research vessels can be found on other of bodies of water including lakes, rivers and estuaries. Below I have photos from the NSF funded SeepConnectivity (SeepC) cruises.
The NSF funded SeepConnectivity project aimed to study connectivity between deep-sea cold seeps. What is connectivity? It's a measure of how frequently individuals move between (or connect) different populations. For example connectivity between populations of deep-sea clams is determined by how often larvae successfully move between two sites. This project used the expertise from oceanographers, larval biologists, ecologists and geneticists to study connectivity.
East Coast ~ 2015
Gulf of Mexico ~ 2014
Photos courtesy of Jamie Wager, Doreen McVeigh, Bernard Ball and Joseph Zambon