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NOAA Teacher at Sea Blog

NOAA Teacher at Sea

Kim Gogan

Aboard Name of Ship: NOAA Ship Gordon Gunter

Date Range at Sea; April 7th – May 1st

Mission:AMAPPS & Turtle Abundance Survey Ecosystem Monitoring

Geographical area of cruise:  North Atlantic Ocean

Date: Wednesday, April 9th

Weather Data from the Bridge

Air Temp:   10.5 Degrees Celsius                   Wind Speed: 15 -20 Knots

Water Temp:    8.8 Degrees Celsius               Water Depth:  10  Meters

Science and Technology Log One of the other groups of scientist that have not received as much attention so far are our Birders. We have two Sea Bird Observers on this trip; Michael Force and Nick Metheny . The work of the birders supports the AMAPPS project by giving addition information about the health of the ecosystem the Marine Mammals live in. Many people don’t realize that out on the…

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