Anni and Natalie back from the Florida Keys

Dr. Anni Djurhuus and Natalie Sawaya are back in St. Petersburg, FL, after a successful trip to the Florida Keys aboard the R/V Walton Smith.

Anni and Natalie collected approximately 100 water samples using a conductivity, temperature, depth (CTD) instrument mounted on a carousel fitted with Niskin bottles (see picture, left). The samples were collected all across the Florida Keys and the west coast of Florida for the Marine Biodiversity Observation Project.


Anni (left) and Natalie (right) collect samples from the CTD


Sunset view from the Florida Keys











See more information about MBON here:

Marine Biodiversity Observation Network (MBON)

Anni back from the Alvin

Anni Djurhuus went on an NSF funded chief scientist training cruise. On this cruise the participants were trained in using deep-submergence vehicles. Some lucky participants got to dive in the Alvin (~1200 m depth). See pictures below!


More information about the expedition can be found here: