WHOI’s “Life at the Edge” video captures the Pioneer Array

What makes the shelf break front such a productive and diverse part of the Northwest Atlantic Ocean? To find out, a group of scientists on the research vessel Neil Armstrong spent two weeks at sea in 2018 as part of a three-year project funded by the National Science Foundation.

During this cruise researchers were able to utilize the near-real-time data from the OOI Pioneer Array to help direct their sampling efforts.

Life at the Edge: Plankton growth at the shelf break front from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. 
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