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Single but not solitary

Since I learned that the biological effects of microplastics would be the focus of the GAME project in 2019, I was enthusiastic to participate. The effects of microplastics are a subject that I have been studying already in the last years during my undergraduate course in Marine Biology at the Universidade Federal Fluminense (UFF) in Niterói, […]

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Southisch by Nature – 9 Months of Winter

Happy faces at the moment of the eclipse (Photo: Frieda Wölke)

Hola Cabr@s! It’s Abril and Jonas calling from Chile. We are going to tell you about our first 6 months of our 9-month winter experience in Germany and Chile. We met in Kiel on the last days of the German winter and arrived in Chile at the beginning of winter in the southern hemisphere. But […]

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“Olá” from Team Madeira!

Photo by Ana Viotti/Aleste

We would like to first introduce ourselves: So, Ana is 23 years old, from Madeira, but living in the mainland of Portugal for 4 years now, currently doing her Master’s degree in Marine Biology at the University of Aveiro. Marilena is 26 years old and is studying Nutrition, Spanish and Biology to become a teacher […]

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Jerusalem prays. Tel Aviv plays. Haifa works…

Good Morning and ma nishma everyone! We are Team Israel and would like to introduce ourselves to you on this issue of the monthly blog about our experiences in the GAME project. We are Anna and Lukas and unlike the other teams, ours consist of two German students. But even though both of us are […]

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Catch It If You Can! – Amphipods in the Deep-Sea

Let's get to know a deep-sea scavenging crustacean! Photo: Tasnim Patel

by Tasnim Patel, RBINS Life in the deep-sea is no picnic and dedicating your life to studying our last truly unexplored wilderness isn’t easy either. To sample fauna in the abyssal plains requires courage, expertise, commitment, financial backing and in my case …a pinch of luck. I’m studying deep-sea scavenging crustaceans, which are not only […]

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STARTING IT OFF IN THE LAND-DOWN-UNDER

Greetings! Team Tassie here dropping in to say “Good day!” We’d first like to introduce ourselves – our names are Maria and Vincent. Maria is a German student currently enrolled at the University of Kiel, doing her Master’s degree in Environmental Management. She has previously completed a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Sciences at the University […]

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BOBO and the 7 (+7) dwarfs: How to sense the deep sea

Sensor platform with a optical backscatter sensor an an ADCP.

by Sabine Haalboom (NIOZ) The first half of the cruise has passed and we’ve finished the baseline studies in the Belgian license area. Doing my PhD research in marine geology at the Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ), my main interest is the particle dynamics in the bottom boundary layer (i.e. the layer close […]