News

June 21, 2013

(Falmouth, MA) - McLane delivered a Remote Access Sampler (RAS) and a Phytoplankton Sampler (PPS) for use in the Ocean Observatories Initiative, Regional Scale Node (OOI-RSN) cabled system. These samplers will be part of the VISIONS'13 expedition that departs Seattle, WA in July for the International District Hydrothermal Vent Field. 

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May 29, 2013

ESP samplers manufactured by McLane are monitoring harmful algal blooms off the Coast of Maine in this busy sampling season. Calling the ESP a ‘major enhancement of red-tide monitoring’ Senior Scientist Don Anderson of WHOI explained recently how the ESP complements the twelve detection buoys off of the Gulf of Maine and Long Island Sound. Read more »

June 4, 2013

Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research (SCOR) members are developing a study on modern planktonic foraminifera research over the last decades.The committee began the project in September 2011 and an upcoming June 10-14 meeting in Amsterdam will bring together experts to further discuss current techniques. The McLane Sediment Trap  is one of these well-known methods. A statement

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May 6, 2013

Local Falmouth (MA) Academy student Jessica O’Malley has been hard at work exercising her science skills at McLane. During her 8 week internship, Jess is learning assembly and use of a new McLane instrument accessory, photographing and writing user manual procedures.

 

April 1, 2013

(Falmouth, MA) - McLane Research Laboratories, Inc. announces the availability of a new in situ sampler. The Imaging FlowCytobot (IFCB) is an automated submersible imaging flow cytometer that generates images of particles in-flow taken from the aquatic environment. Depending on the target population, the IFCB can generate around 10,000 high resolution images per hour.

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April 8, 2013

McLane staff was in Southampton UK recently for Ocean Business 2013. In addition to showcasing our line of profilers, samplers, and flotation, we introduced the newest instrument in the McLane product line, the IFCB.  

 

March 21, 2013

An article on McLane's first article profiler for OOI  authored by McLane's Michael Mathewson and Cleo Zani is a featured editorial in the February 2013 Sea Technology issue. 

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March 19, 2013

Two new instructional videos are now available for the WTS-LV (Large Volume pump) for maintaining and preparing the instrument for deployment. The video "WTS-LV Battery Unit Change" shows how to change the battery pack unit. The video, "WTS-LV Deployment Preparation" shows some critical pre-deployment steps such as changing a filter, removing the filter holder unit, and connecting to a computer.

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March 4, 2013

Credit: B. ChristnerCredit: B. ChristnerThe McLane Bore Hole model WTS-LV recently contributed to interdisciplinary field work on the subglacial environment at Subglacial Lake Whillans. The Whillans Ice Stream Subglacial Access Research Drilling project (WISSARD) used a variety of tools including a Bore Hole WTS-LV to explore Subglacial Lake Whillans and the nearby grounding zone, on the southeastern edge of the Ross Sea.

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February 20, 2013

Falmouth, MA – McLane Research Laboratories, Inc. announces the delivery of the first article moored profilers to Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) and Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO) for the Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI) Coastal and Global arrays. In September 2011, McLane was awarded the contract for Coastal and Global wire following profilers (WFP) to be used by OOI. The contract included proposed improvements to the existing moored profiler manufactured by McLane under the WHOI license, production of first article profilers, and options for additional profilers to populate the Coastal Pioneer, Endurance, and Global Arrays.

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