Posted by: D. Rand | October 19, 2009

A blustery day on the water – A Day in the Life of an Oceanographer!

The Captain stays dry inside the cabin today and shows Fluffy the steering and controls of the research boat.

The Captain stays dry inside the cabin today and shows Fluffy the steering and controls of the research vessel. See and hear a video to introduce Fluffy the Science Dog's Day on the water - just copy and paste this address into your browser window http://simplyautumn.com/ScienceGals.mov

Fluffy the Science Dog gets ready to lower a sechi disk into the water to see how clear the ocean water is today. Marine biologist, Jamie, stands by to help.

Fluffy the Science Dog gets ready to lower a sechi disk into the water to see how clear the ocean water is today. Marine biologist, Jamie, stands by to help. Check out this website - just copy and paste this address into your browser window http://simplyautumn.com/ScienceGals.mov

How much oxygen is in the water? What is the temperature? How salty is the water? Fluffy the Science Dog throws a special tool overboard to sample the water at the bottom of the sea. She releases a weight called a messenger to take water samples at different depths.

How much oxygen is in the water? What is the temperature? How salty is the water? Fluffy the Science Dog throws a special tool overboard to sample the water at the bottom of the sea. She releases a weight called a messenger to take water samples at different depths.

Throw the net over and the boat will tow the net along the bottom of the ocean....what will we find?

Throw the net overboard and the boat will tow the net along the bottom of the ocean....what will we find?

Help haul up the net, Fluffy, there has to be something down there......?

Help haul up the net, Fluffy, there has to be something down there......?


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