Last week marked the Changing Arctic Ocean annual science meeting, held in Potsdam, Germany. A lot of people from both of the cruises were there, and it was great to catch up and see what everyone had been doing with their precious copepods or less precious (imo) sediment, water or models. The vegan numbers have increased – by repeating the word ‘vegan’ enough times, two more of us appeared!

I am only part way through my analyses, so my conclusions so far are only that I need more work! I know that egg production (i.e. growth) correlates with both quantity of food and quality. But is that because there is just a higher quantity of high quality food? I can’t yet detangle this relationship, and need to accurately assess the quality of the food before I can do so. For more information, check here.