My name is Ann-Kathrin Weßels and I am the second head of the team for the MUC (Multiple Corer), and besides that I am working on my master studies at the DZMB in Wilhelmshaven. Now, we are almost finished with the expedition and we have… more
Discovering deep-sea peracarid crustaceans in the Aleutian Trench and Bering Sea!
2. September 2022, 4.54 am AleutBio
Hi everybody, I am Davide Di Franco, Italian postdoctoral fellow from the Senckenberg Research Institute and Museum in Frankfurt, Germany. AleutBio is the second expedition I have had the pleasure to join. I had my first one in the Southern Ocean during my PhD studies.… more
I am a researcher from Belgium and I was invited to join the AleutBIO expedition to work on echinoderms (e.g. sea stars, urchins). On board I will be part of the AGT team, trawling on the seabed to collect the “big” animals. It is only… more
Six years: of science, on RV Sonne, and at sea
At this very moment, I’m writing to you from the Bering Sea, at approximately 54 °N, 172 °W. It is 22:00, the sun is still shining, and we have just stopped to collect the very first water sample of this cruise. This feels like déjà vu, but… more
Vessel left port - ahoi!
On July 23, the 38 scientists from 12 nations (Japan, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Norway, Mexico, Poland, Spain, Switzerland, USA, United Kingdom) boarded the FS Sonne in Dutch Harbor, Unalaska (USA) for the AleutBio (Biodiversity Studies in the Aleutian Trench) expedition. On board we were… more