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Stories by Rose Eveleth


On the importance of names. Or, "Are we at the hump or the hole?"

If you look at our recent GPS trajectory, you might think our navigator is, well, under the influence.But actually, our course is a planned path between 3 specific spots:Da Base: Our home base for the past few days.Da Hole: A location slightly south of Da Base, where the satellites showed chlorophyll levels looking a little low.Da Hump: A spot slightly north of Da Base, where the satellites indicated chlorophyll levels were a little higher than the surrounding areas.So we started at Da Base, went down to Da Hole, back to Da Base, up to Da Hump, back to Da Base, down to Da Hole, back to Da Base, and now we're heading back to Da Hump...

June 28, 2012 — Rose Eveleth

Steaming North: how the scientists are trying to find plankton

June 16th, 2012We've set sail! Here's proof:You can also tell by this graph of the ship's speed over the last few days.The few hours before we set off were full of tying down all the science equipment and negotiating with customs officials to get a piece of equipment that had been shipped.If I had live Tweeted our departure, it would have gone something like this:@roseveleth: Customs finally arrives with the box that's been sitting in the Ponta Delgada airport for a week...

June 17, 2012 — Rose Eveleth

All Aboard: how you can be a part of our research blog

Hi there! I'm Rose, a science journalist and producer. I live in Brooklyn now, where I write, produce and generally try to explain science-y things. But in a few weeks, I'll be writing to you from somewhere far, far away from Brooklyn: the North Atlantic Ocean.I’m heading out to sea with a research group trying to learn about a globally important type of phytoplankton called coccolithophores, and a virus that routinely attacks them...

June 1, 2012 — Rose Eveleth
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