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Ocean exploration, from empire to empirical

24 February 2012 – 00:24 |

Creatures in chloroform, musty maps, and navigation by brass instruments. That was ocean exploration 18th-century style. Nowadays it’s satellite links, mandatory life vests on deck, and flow cytometers measuring minute lifeforms from the murk below …

Spain’s ship comes in

6 July 2011 – 20:53 |
Hesperides Cape Town

Here’s my overview story about the Malaspina expedition for Nature’s news section. See the original at Nature’s website [html] or as it appeared in print: [pdf].
In the age of networked buoys and remote-sensing satellites, a …

Fieldwork: Close quarters

15 June 2011 – 20:49 |

In the scientists’ lounge aboard the BIO Hespérides one evening last March, Jordi Dachs points at the schedule for the next day’s oceanographic observations. The Spanish research vessel is chugging across the Indian Ocean at …

Malaspina Expedition: Pausing in Perth

14 March 2011 – 05:32 |

Made it to Perth!
My last blog post on the cruise for Nature should appear here later on Monday: http://j.mp/eWh0W8
More stories from the journey to appear after my return to Europe.