Tara Pacific – San Diego to Panama – Overview

I had the chance to go onboard Tara, a famous scientific vessel that has sail nearly 100,000 km around the Pacific Ocean for more than two years. I participated to the last scientific leg of this fabulous adventure, a leg from San Diego to Panama. Tara is a 36 meters aluminum-hulled schooner, 10 wide and…

Marine bacteria in a night Plankton tow

Ocean is vast and mysterious in so many ways. Sometimes I find it hard to just imagine such a large interconnected ecosystem with all its living abundance. Combine that with its inaccessibility simple by being completely under water. You can take a casual stroll in a rainforest day in and day out – to be…

Foldscoping on a sailboat – adventures in Yvinec

Thrilled to have a chance to #Foldscope with adventurer Guirec Soudée on Yvinec (boat). Momo (chicken) was not on the boat that day; since some repairs were planned – but we all got to share our love for science and the ocean. In the new year, let’s promise to protect this incredible ecosystem we call…

When a copepod smiles back at you..

A few friends and I have been going back and forth to San Francisco Bay; in the hope of starting larger scale sampling of the bay right here. After a few disappointing starts where we seemed to just get sand and silt (churned by the large ships bringing things into the port); we are now…

Foldscoping from a boat – hello from NZ

I just started a collaboration with Plankton Planet; bringing microscopy on sail boats around the world. An incredible world of plankton – in every drop of the ocean. I will write more about this new work soon; but here is a few snapshots of what it felt like.  To get access to the plankton, you…