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Mail Buoy: May 25

Home Expedition 17 Mail Buoy May 25 Question: What is something you like to do in your past time? Like in between dives and stuff, what do you guys do?   Answer: We do a lot of the things you might expect, such as playing cards, reading, writing, and watching movies. Lots of us decorated…

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Mail Buoy: May 21

Home Expedition 17 Mail Buoy May 21 Mail Buoy: May 21 Question: Did you find any new species? -Monjola Answer: Maybe, but we won’t know for a while. Finding new species can be a longer process than you might think. Official discoveries include describing the specimen, cataloging its DNA, and going through an extensive scientific…

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Mail Buoy: May 20

Home Expedition 17 Mail Buoy May 20 Mail Buoy: May 20 Question: What is the most interesting thing you have found so far? -Grace, Clarke Middle School Answer: We’re finding all sorts of cool creatures on this trip. WHOI biologist Joel Llopiz has found a strawberry squid, heteropods and a giant amphipod (among other neat…

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Mail Buoy: May 19

Home Expedition 17 Mail Buoy May 19 Mail Buoy: May 19 Hi, we are students in Ms. Sheild’s class at Clarke Middle School in Lexington, Mass. We had some questions about the stormy conditions you had recently.   Question: What was the (maximum) height of the waves during the storm? -Vasilis   Answer: It’s hard…

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Mail Buoy: May 18

Home Expedition 17 Mail Buoy May 18 Mail Buoy: May 18 Question: I was wondering if any instruments that you send out into the ocean have been eaten by other sea creatures. Do the instruments have certain attributes that discourage animals from eating them? -Sophia C., Clarke Middle School   Answer: Those are really good…

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Mail Buoy: May 17

Home Expedition 17 Mail Buoy May 17 Mail Buoy: May 17 A sample from the Twilight Zone includes an Atolla jelly (far right) and other invertberates. Photo by Marley Parker, @Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Question: Hi, we are students in Ms. Sheild’s class, and we saw the red jellyfish on the Day 8 post. We…

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Mail Buoy: May 14

Home Expedition 17 Mail Buoy May 14 Mail Buoy: May 14 Question: How much of the carbon (brought in by phytoplankton) do the fish eat? How do you (researchers) keep track of the poop? How do you sample/ know how much there is? -Yusef B.H.M., Clarke Middle School Answer: Great questions! Relatively speaking, there isn’t…

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Mail Buoy: May 13

Home Expedition 17 Mail Buoy May 13 Mail Buoy: May 13 Question: We are students of Ms. Sheild’s 7th grade class. In class we watched the “Minion” video, and we had a few questions. What are the weights made of that are released, and what happens to them? -Josh Answer: Hi Josh! The weights are…

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Mail Buoy: May 12

Home Expedition 17 Mail Buoy May 10 Mail Buoy: May 12 Question: What is your favorite Ocean Twilight Zone animal? -Brody P., Tremont Middle School Answer: There are so many amazing creatures in the Twilight Zone! Here are a few favorites from our science team members: John and Julia are both fans of phronima, a…

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Mail Buoy: May 11

Home Expedition 17 Mail Buoy May 11 Mail Buoy: May 11 Question: Does the twilight zone have any dolphins? Brody P., Tremont Middle School Answer: That’s a trick question, Brody! While most common dolphins tend to keep to shallow depths, some dolphin species do spend time in the twilight zone! Specifically offshore ecotype bottlenose dolphins.…

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