Biogeochemistry of the Upper ocean: Latitudinal Assessment (BULA)
15-26 April 2007
Chief Scientist Matt Church
- This transect from Suva, Fiji to Honolulu, Hawaii was the inagural cruise of the Center for Microbial Oceanography: Research and Education (C-MORE). Some of the many goals were to identify prominent trends in plankton biomass, to examine variability in upper ocean concentrations of dissolved organic matter, to isolate new photosynthetic organisms, to examine upper ocean biogeochemistry, and to study the diversity of marine viruses, to assay spatial distributions of microbial community structure.
- Photos from before and on the cruise