Sunday, June 14, 2009

Life under pressure, part I

So what exactly do I do all day out here?

A big piece is running experiments on live deep-sea animals in our
mobile high-pressure laboratory, a 20-foot refrigerated shipping
container we call the 'pressure van.' (For some reason, shipping
containers on research vessels are called vans. Not sure why.)

Below I've attached a picture of the experiment I just set up today.
It happens to include a lot of what goes into these experiments
(including baffling amounts of tubing).

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