An introductory video about the C-MORE Oceanographic Expedition
Sea-It-Live Presents The BiG RAPA Cruise
The Center for Microbial Oceanography: Research and Education (C-MORE) is a NSF-sponsored Science and Technology Center designed to facilitate a more comprehensive understanding of the diversity of microorganisms in the sea. Marine microorganisms dominate the ocean and ensure the habitability of our planet. The focus of the 2010 C-MORE expedition, BiG RAPA was to explore unique habitats that exist in the South Pacific subtropical ocean, with environmental conditions ranging from a rainforest flourishing with life to a desolate desert. Please join us as we take you on a virtual field trip to explore the highlights of this expedition.
Introduction to one of the key pieces of equipment Oceanographers use to study ocean waters
First update from the first station
Collecting microbes from the ocean
Sampling ocean algal blooms
Chief Scientist update from station 1 on 11/23/2010
How do phytoplankton respond rising CO2 levels?
Update given from the Melville
Sampling at the various levels of the water column
Measuring the rate of photosynthesis in the ocean
Understanding the changing biology, phyics, and chemistry of the ocean
Marine microbes making help make Earth habitable
Did you know that viruses exist in the ocean?
Heterotrophic bacteria playing an important role in the ocean
Living aboard a research vessel for a month
What has the BiG RAPA Cruise learned thus far?
Some of the experiments conducting on the C-MORE cruise
Phytoplankton and their role in cycling carbon dioxide in oceans
The cruise reaches its final destination of Rapa Nui