View from the ship deck while blog writing.
Melissa Ward
View from the ship deck while blog writing.

University of Washington students, faculty, and staff are part of the fifth West Coast Ocean Acidification Cruise that will investigate changes to ocean chemistry from Baja to British Columbia. The ship left Thursday from San Diego to begin sampling on Mexico’s northern coast. It will stop May 21 at San Francisco’s Exploratorium Pier, then travel as far as northern Vancouver Island before ending in Seattle in early June.

Follow along with the blog, which is being coordinated from shore by Meg Chadsey, ocean acidification specialist with UW-based Washington Sea Grant.

The team aboard the Research Vessel Ronald H. Brown includes 36 scientists from the UW, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and other institutions in the U.S., Mexico, Canada, and Europe. Chief scientists are Simone Alin for the first leg, and Richard Feely for the second leg, both NOAA scientists who hold affiliate faculty appointments in the UW School of Oceanography.

Follow the 2016 OA Cruise on their blog

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