[20-Aug-18] The EXPORTS team deploys a Marine Snow Catcher after several days of rough seas. These instruments sample water from the Twilight Zone - the focus of the cruise - so that scientists can better understand how phytoplankton and zooplankton impact carbon exported to the deep ocean. In the photo, Dr. Uta Passow of the University of California Santa Barbara holds a line as the instrument is lowered over the side of the vessel.
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