The currents and the biological activity near the coast of Peru are such that nearly all the oxygen disappears between 50 and 500m depth. This affects life from microbes to large fishes. We are currently onboard the FS METEOR to try to understand why and how this occurs. Carolina Cisternas-Novoa and myself, Frédéric Le Moigne […]
After a long and exhausting flight from Europe, we arrived in Lima, Peru, on the 30th of May. Down here we were facing the typical Peruvian winter weather. It was cloudy and rainy and felt almost like Kiel in summer. The next day we went straight to the port of Callao, a place where many […]
…not the size of the waves. A mini- El Niño causes increasing oxygen concentrations on the shelf.
Just talked to the scientists on M137, and it is obviously getting cold off Peru. They complained about temperatures below 20¤C… poor guys.
…10 days to go, everything is ready for M138 and we are looking forward to our travel to Lima, Peru. We will investigate the Peruvian OMZ, its productivity and life’s response to Ocean deoxygenation during our 4.5 week cruise on RV Meteor.