Muddy ice in Minas Basin

Jul 09, 13 Muddy ice in Minas Basin

Posted by in Atlantic, Bay of Fundy, CCGS Hudson

In June 2013, researchers from DFO (BIO), Dalhousie, and Acadia sailed on the CCGS Hudson to do some science. During the cruise, we deployed twelve sediment-laden ice blocks in Minas Basin to assess melt rates and observe drift. This work is part of a larger project aiming to survey the occurrence of sediment-laden and occasionally...

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The oceanographic rosette

Apr 07, 13 The oceanographic rosette

Posted by in Atlantic, CCGS Hudson, Instruments

A rosette is not an oceanographic instrument itself. It is a round frame tied to a winch on which different instruments can be mounted. During the AZMP (Atlantic Zone Monitoring Program) cruise in April 2013, the rosette for a typical profile includes two CTDs, two optodes, two fluorometers, two ADCPs (one looking up, the other...

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What does a cabin inside a ship look like?

Mar 16, 13 What does a cabin inside a ship look like?

Posted by in Life at Sea, Vessels

If you’ve never been to sea before, you may be wondering what the cabin you will sleep in looks like. There is a lot of variation from ship to ship, especially between vessels of different size and purpose. Take a video tour of a 2 berth (bed) cabin on the main deck of the CCGS Hudson, a 296-ft offshore oceanographic and...

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Grand Banks/Flemish Cap geoscience

Sep 15, 11 Grand Banks/Flemish Cap geoscience

Posted by in Atlantic, CCGS Hudson

In August 2011, I had the opportunity to sail on the CCGS Hudson for a seismic and sediment coring expedition to the Grand Banks and Flemish Cap. We collected over 60 piston cores in 15 days and made seismic transects all night! … and I made some great friends and got screeched in while we stopped in St. John’s,...

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