Swam Dive, into the best night-watch so far

Now ends the best night-shift we’ve had so far! Not only did I have three cups of hot-chocolate, there were three successful IKMT tows! Other things went swimmingly as well, including some good singing over the radios on deck. At the end of it all, these tows were very good news for my research.
-Tristan

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7 Responses to Swam Dive, into the best night-watch so far

  1. Brittany Randolph says:

    What is an IKMT tow?

  2. Michaela Charlton (Midpark High School) says:

    Does everyone on the boat incorpurate a word thatt has to do with the sea or the water all the time or is it just on the blog? On a serious note, what have you found so far on night shift? I hope you enjoyed your hot chocolate 🙂

  3. BAILEY mOODY says:

    what is an IKMT tow? and How was it Succesful?

  4. calechoes says:

    IKMT stands for Isaacs-Kidd Mid-water Trawl. Since that’s a lot to spit out each time, we call it the IKMT. It is used to collect organisms larger than plankton from the bathyal zone, which is just below where light can penetrate in the ocean. It is a large net attached to a piece which keeps the front of the net open as it’s being dragged through the water. It can be towed at higher speeds than some nets so faster organisms can be collected. A catalogue of the organisms caught in the different tows will be available soon!

  5. Khaila Pickering says:

    It’s great that all the crew members seem to get along. From what I am hearing from yours and others posts, the night shift sounds like a lot of fun and a lot of singing! Congrats on the IKMT samples? Did you find out anything unique about the samples yet or do you have to wait to research them further when the cruise is over?

  6. Khaila Pickering says:

    It’s great that all the crew members seem to get along. From what I am hearing from yours and others posts, the night shift sounds enjoyable and it sounds to me like a lot people working the night shift do a lot of singing. Congrats on the IKMT samples? Did you find out anything unique about the samples yet or do you have to wait to research them further when the cruise is over?

  7. Savaun Carter says:

    wat is a IKMT tows

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