Microbial biogeography in the Indian Ocean

Members of the Hamdan Lab are currently on board the R/V Roger Revelle, a 273 ft long oceanographic research vessel, operated by the Scripps Institute of Oceanography, for a two week study of off the western coast of Sri Lanka.  The goal of the expedition, organized by scientists from the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory’ Oceanography Division at  Stennis Space Center is to study air-sea interaction in the northern Indian Ocean.  While on board, our lab will collect water samples to study the population structure of microorganisms in Indian Ocean currents to add to our understanding of how ocean currents shape their communities. 

Stay tuned for updates as our expedition continues.

R/V Roger Revelle awaiting the arrival of the science party in the port of Colombo, Sri Lanka

R/V Roger Revelle awaiting the arrival of the science party in the port of Colombo, Sri Lanka