Rendezvous with the SOCIB and CTD test

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The SOCIB, as viewed from the Alliance

At the rendezvous point with the SOCIB, the CTD rosette was lowered to a depth of 300m and the bottles fired to collect seawater. This water is then used for various analysis, including oxygen, chlorophyl and DNA

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The CTD rosette is lowered from this arm into the ocean. The SOCIB is also seen taking measurements.
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Mara Freilich prepares the seawater samples for flow cytometry. These samples are then frozen in liquid nitrogen until the analysis can be completed on land.

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