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Hi! Here comes some interesting (hopefully) notes about what it is that we’re doing onboard R/V Skagerak all day long. We are going up and down the Koster Trench, mainly because we want to know how the deep water is being exchanged in the trench. If we know how the water masses are flowing and … Read more

Hi! Summer vacation started a few days ago but, as a student at the Marine Science Bachelor Programme, I, Emil, along with some of my fellow Bachelor and Master students just can’t get enough of the sea. That’s why we went back to the classroom, and it’s not any kind of classroom. It’s one of … Read more

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The Baltic Sea cruise is over for this time. We left Ugo and Sebastiaan with heaps of boxes on the quay in Helsingör at 4.30 yesterday morning before steaming back to Gothenburg, all one day earlier than planned. Why? Well, as I have already concluded, you do lots of strange things for science. But there … Read more

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Imagine that there has been a nuclear war and we all live in some kind of fallout zone. Stockholm is full of food, but there is no oxygen. In Uppsala, on the other hand, there is plenty of oxygen but no food. So, what to do? As with so many other things in life the … Read more

Let me tell you about the glove bag. At every station we collect sediment cores to look at nutrients in the pore water (water in the sediment). After sampling with a multiple corer, the sediment is sliced in thin disks from which the pore water is extracted. Since the nutrients in the water can be … Read more

Biogeochemist – person studying the chemical, physical, geological, and biological processes and reactions that govern the composition of the natural environment Marine biogeochemist – biogeochemist that study the ocean Benthic biogeochemist – muddy marine biogeochemist (we belong to the last category) The time has come to present the scientists. This is not to brag about … Read more

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Life on a boat is very special in many ways. You are squeezed into a small area with people you might not know. There is constant noise unless you are at harbour. And then there is the sea sickness. A couple of us (myself included) got their share of this unpleasant experience during the trip … Read more

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There are many reasons to feel sorry for the Baltic Sea. Decades of eutrophication, pollution and overfishing have left the poor sea, which is actually the second largest brackish water system in the world, in a pretty bad condition. One of the biggest problems is long periods of hypoxia and anoxia (little or no oxygen) … Read more

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Dag 8 nu och resan börjar nå sitt slut. Hamnen för kvällen är Grebbestad där 4 av oss kommer hoppa i land och avsluta denna fantastiska vecka! Drömmande blickar över havet ersätts med stirrande i böckerna inför kommande tenta. Några säkra resultat från veckan vågar man inte ge för tillfället innan Linders och Iantchenko har … Read more

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