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Further SPC Maintenance… with a Friend

TThe SPCs are still undergoing maintenance. We recently retrieved them from the pier with friendly cephalopod stowed away under our device. The sucker was a little attached, but we managed to safely return him to the sea. After handling the stowaway, we cleaned off as much kelp and barnacles as we could, then prepped the SPCs for dismantlement and a deep clean. Once they are refitted and redeployed, we will post an update here. Big thanks to our divers, Rich and Taylor, for helping get the cameras out of the water!

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SPC Maintenance

The SPCs need software updates and are currently turned off so we can do so. If you’re missing out on your daily dose of plankton, please visit this secondary site where our Swiss colleagues are posting live images from a lake in Switzerland. Once the cameras are back on, we will post an update here. Thank you!

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Jules Jaffe Gives IoT at MIT Seminar

As part of the ongoing Internet of Things Seminar Series at MIT, Jules Jaffe gave a seminar on Monday, October 18, titled Ocean Exploration and the Important Role of Technology Advancement. The recorded talk is now available on YouTube so check it out!

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Manuscript Chosen as Editor’s Pick

A recent journal article authored by Israeli colleagues with former lab member Eric Orenstien and Jules Jaffe has been selected as an Editor’s Pick by the Journal of the Optical Society of America – A! This is used to denote articles of high quality that are representative of the current status of the field. The article can read here.

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Graduate Student Wins UCSD Library’s Art of Science Contest

The Jaffe Lab’s very own Pichaya Lertvilai won the Art of Science contest! The winning submisison was titled “Drifting World through the Scripps Plankton Camera”, and is a collage of different plankton imaged right here at the Scripps Pier by our Scripps Plankton Cameras. The species depicted in the image include copepods, jellyfish, chaetognaths, and many others! Congratulations Pichaya!

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Graduate Student Wins Runnerup for Nature Photo

Pichaya Lertvilai, a doctoral candidate in the Jaffe Lab, recently won overall runnerup from the British Ecological Society’s nature photography competition. The photo was taken here at Scripps, and shows multiple paralarvae of the California two-spot octopus, Octopus bimaculatus, hatching from their egg sacs. You can read the article here. Congratulations Pichaya!

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