Wednesday, August 8, 2012

07 Aug 2012 - Titration Song

Hello Everyone!!

So over the past couple days we have been really busy because we are doing five net (IKMT) tows a day! This is exciting because we get to see so many more organisms from the deep ocean, but it also means we have that many more organisms to titrate!

A large Dragon Fish!
A huge jelly fish we pulled up in the net. Thankfully we didn't have to try to titrate that!
A Hatchet Fish! One of my favorites!

Titrating isn't that bad, but it's tedious. When you do it for hours at a time you can get sick of it really fast. To try and pass the time I started writing/singing a song about it. Soon Stephanie, Emily, and Neal chimed in, and this is what we came up with.

“Don't Stop Titratin' ”
(to the tune of Jouney's famous song “Don't Stop Believin' ”)

Just a small town Hake,
Swimmin' in a giant ocean,
Took the IKMT,
and traveled at four knots.

Just a city squid
Born and raised in the mesopelagic,
Took the IKMT
and traveled at four knots.

A scientist in an empty room,
The smell of glycerin and rotting fish,
Will they sink, or will they float,
It goes on and on and on and oooonnn

Don't stop titrating
Hold on to that beaker
Seawater, glycerin mix, Oh Oh Ohhhhh!

Don't Stop titrating!

Anyways, I hope you enjoyed our song.! We have titrated over 1400 organisms on this trip! I better get going because we have the first net of the day coming in!