Kaycee Coleman

  • Hi all,

    Unfortunately for us we still have not had a single tag return since Sept. 2012, but fortunately for you those winter flounder are still out there and there is a $200 reward waiting for every fisher […]

  • Have you ever wondered what the water temperature was like at the bottom of the ocean?  Recently we were wondering this same question.  If winter flounder move into estuaries in the late fall to spawn and out of […]

  • (Sorry this was written in January but not posted…)

    I hope everyone was able to pull through after the storm, and hopefully everything is starting to get back to normal again.

    While the storm caused […]

  • ThumbnailTo find the acoustic tags we’re using three different methods. One is a passive method to see if the flounder are coming into the estuary, and the other two are active methods searching for the flounder out in the […]

  • ThumbnailTagging flatfish can be a little different than tagging a round fish.  Below is a description of how we placed the archival tags on the winter flounder.

    Step 1) Catch the fish.  For this we used a commercial […]

  • ThumbnailOur first tag was recovered on Wednesday, a few miles offshore from where it was deployed! I drove down to Point Pleasant to pick it up today and hand over the $200 reward in exchange for the tag.  In this case […]

  • Thumbnail51 archival tags have been released out at the mud hole (Hudson River Canyon area).  We are offering a $200 reward for each archival tag retrieved!!

    We have also released 12 acoustic tags and 118 American […]

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    Hello

    My name is Kaycee and I am an Oceanography graduate student at Rutgers University.  This blog’s primary objective will be to tell the story of catching, tagging, and tracking the fish we are studying […]

  • Kaycee Coleman commented on the post, , on the site RUCOLD !? 10 years, 7 months ago

    Hi Gustavus,

    The Main buildings at Palmer Station are the Biology building (which has labs, housing, and the kitchen), the carpentry shop, GWR (which has the garage, warehouse, and more housing), the boat house, […]

  • Kaycee Coleman wrote a new post on the site RUCOLD !? 10 years, 12 months ago

    ThumbnailThe 2nd of January I stepped onto the RV Lawrence M Gould for the Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) cruise.  It was hard to leave Palmer Station behind but the cruise promised further adventure down the […]

  • Kaycee Coleman wrote a new post on the site RUCOLD !? 11 years, 2 months ago

    ThumbnailIn early November we had a stretch of a week or so where the winds were gusting at least 50 knots.  Needless to say, we were not able to get out and sample that week.  At the beginning of all the bad weather, the L […]

  • Kaycee Coleman wrote a new post on the site RUCOLD !? 11 years, 2 months ago

    Thumbnail Halloween was Kim Bernard’s birthday, and luckily the weather was nice enough that night to go recreational boating.  Palmer Station is situated in the middle of about a dozen islands, a few of which can be used for recreational use.  Most of the islands we are not allowed to visit because of the nesting animals […]

  • Kaycee Coleman wrote a new post on the site RUCOLD !? 11 years, 2 months ago

    Thumbnail The weather at Palmer Station has been against us this month.  In all of October we were only able to get out on the water to sample twice.  Between the sea ice and the high winds, we haven’t been able to leave station.  If the wind is above 20 knots we are not allowed to take […]

  • Kaycee Coleman wrote a new post on the site RUCOLD !? 11 years, 2 months ago

    ThumbnailWe’ve made it to Palmer Station, and while it is a bit icer and colder than last year most things are the same.  We’re set up in lab ten again, right next to the main entrace for easy access to the zodiacs.  It is also the biggest lab, so we have plenty of room to work […]

  • Kaycee Coleman wrote a new post on the site RUCOLD !? 11 years, 3 months ago

    Thumbnail Yet again we’ve come back to Punta Arenas to rub the toe of the famous statue resting in the square for safe travels across the Drake, to head back to our summer home in Antarctica.   Currently it is spring here is Punta Arenas, Chile.  The town is spotted with puddles from days of rain, […]

  • Kaycee Coleman wrote a new post on the site RUCOLD !? 11 years, 10 months ago

    Thumbnail The sunny clear days of December and January are rare now at Palmer.  We’ve had several bad weather days so far in February and March which hinder our ability to go out and collect water samples.  With high winds, rain, and occasionally snow, we’ve been stuck indoors.  One night the winds even gusted up to […]

  • Kaycee Coleman wrote a new post on the site RUCOLD !? 12 years ago

    Thumbnail(This post is by Travis, but since they have limited internet on the boat I’m posting it for him) So it’s been a while since I’ve gotten the chance to write. I know Kaycee has updated everyone to a lot of what’s been going on at Palmer the last few weeks. Here’s an update from those of […]

  • Kaycee Coleman wrote a new post on the site RUCOLD !? 12 years ago

    ThumbnailThese last few days have been hectic with several successes an one loss.  We’ll get the bad news over with then move onto the good.  Last night in an amazing feat, Matt and I finished preparing RU-21 to be deployed.  Dave Aragon, the glider technician at Rutgers, figured out our software glitch with help from Peter […]

  • Kaycee Coleman wrote a new post on the site RUCOLD !? 12 years ago

    ThumbnailSorry for the delay, we’ve been busy getting ready for the Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) cruise on the Laurence M. Gould (LMG) for the month of January down the Antarctic Peninsula.  Travis and Garz left on the 7th to join Grace Saba and Oscar Schofield on the LMG.  We had to pack up a lot […]

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