Introductory Oceanography Cruise on R/V Revelle Provides At-Sea Experience for Students and Director


On November 7, some two dozen Scripps students in the introductory biological oceanography course set sail on R/V Roger Revelle, most experiencing their first at-sea research. The one-day cruise offered a range of shipboard teaching activities from hydrocasts and sediment coring to net tows and trawls under the direction of class instructor David Checkley and members of the shipboard technical support group and other biology specialists. Joining in were Scripps Director Tony Haymet and California State Senator Denise Ducheny and her husband Al Ducheny. A warm and sunny day with calm seas provided the backdrop for a productive and fun day for all aboard.

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