Fog Blog: the June Edition

Very cool study investigating mercury in coastal marine fog with blue water diving (!) going on at MLML.

The Drop-In Blog @ Moss Landing Marine Labs

By Alex Olson & Holly Chiswell, Chemical Oceanography

1 Fog Tower deployed, the crew of the R/V Point Sur spotlights night waters to avoid crab pots during fog collection operations off the California Coast (Photo by Alex Olson)

On June 5th, members of the Marine Pollutions Studies and Chemical Oceanography Labs under the direction of Dr. Kenneth Coale, began a week-long journey on the R/V Point Sur to investigate the recent findings of mercury in coastal marine fog. Dubbed “The Fog Cruise”, the crew and science party aboard sampled near and offshore waters using oceanographic tools for signs of methylmercury (MeHg), from deep sea sediments to fog above the sea surface.

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