The Pivers Island Coastal Observatory (PICO) sampled its 1000th time point today. The time-series, was started in 2010 by a Duke undergraduate (Christina C.) interested in the temporal variability of ocean acidification. Ten years later, the time-series has generated a rich, publically available dataset to examine the physical, chemical and biological variability associated with regular processes (e.g. seasons and tides) and episodic events (e.g. hurricanes). Over 50 trainees, undergraduates, graduate students, PIs and other scientists have been part of the sampling. Fittingly, today’s sampling was carried out by Sara Blinebry who has sampled PICO the most over the course of the ten years. Congratulations to all and looking forward to another 1000 time-points!
Keep up! 🙂