Posts in "Oceanography"

Champion of Chesapeake Copepods

By . February 17th, 2014. Posted in Oceanography

Marine biologist Jamie Pierson spends days, and some nights, counting thousands of copepods. Beyond the simple math of how-many, his catch and the stories they tell will help him resolve fundamental questions about how our natural world is changing. But before we find out more about Jamie, let’s meet a copepod. Unless you are an oceanographer or an anchovy looking for dinner, this may be your first encounter of the the copepod kind. Copepods (pronounced koh-puh-pod) are tiny crustaceans that drift with the currents of the Chesapeake Bay (and any … Read More