Research ship to visit Island this week
Bermuda is playing a part in a decade-long survey tracking the trace elements dissolved in the Earths oceans.
The last North Atlantic cruise for the international GEOTRACES ocean research project will stop at the Island this week, as part of its sample-collecting voyage. Thirty countries are participating in the study.
Assistant scientist Kristen Buck, at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BOIS), studies the organic particles that latch onto the oceans dissolved iron. The vessel will drop off seawater samples to be used in her work.
The project is intended to build a baseline understanding of how trace elements are distributed in the seas, and how changing environmental conditions might affect them.
The science vessel set off a week ago from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute in Massachusetts. From Bermuda, it will continue across the Atlantic to the Cape Verde Islands.
Useful website: www.geotraces.org.
Spicelands Riding School to close
Armed robbery at jewellers
Unique look for all
Crash on Middle Road, Warwick
Senior’s surprise gift from a kind stranger
Maybury fury over dispute panel’s inaction
Pledge to prevent outsourcing of legal work
Sports visitors bring off-season boost
Family gather round ‘unbelievable woman’
DeSilva: Golf course was value for money
Hayward apologises for Richards remarks
Tourists upbeat despite bus queues
Smith plotting from hospital bed
Burt rejects move to delay airport schedules
How one Big was inspired by his Little
Reinventing and rebranding Bermuda
Take Our Poll