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Sea-Bird Scientific Photo Contest

Sea-Bird Scientific Photo Contest

From today until April 30th , submit your best photos and view entries to our 5 categories for a chance to win one of several prizes, including Sea-Bird Scientific swag and some grand prizes. Most Biofouled Sea-Bird Scientific instrument: biofouling sets in and–in...

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Tech Tip: Cable Search

Tech Tip: Cable Search

Consider this hypothetical situation: you find a loose cable with a 6-pin connector and a 4-pin connector - exactly what you need to connect an oxygen sensor to your CTD. However, just because the cable ends fit on the instrument connectors, you still don’t know if...

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Q&A: Temperature Mismatch

Q&A: Temperature Mismatch

Although they should match perfectly, the two sensors rarely reported the same temperature value throughout their deployment. Furthermore, the 16plusV2 appeared to stop logging, although the batteries still had life upon recovery. Can you identify the problem?

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Tech Tip: Julian Days Format

Tech Tip: Julian Days Format

Tech Tip: Julian Days Format “Julian Days” is a numerical timestamp format, calculated by Sea-Bird Scientific CTDs as the number of the days since Jan 1 of that year (e.g., noon on Feb 3 = 34.5). While this format is useful, it is usually more convenient to display...

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Q&A: Diagnosing Salinity Spikes

Q&A: Diagnosing Salinity Spikes

Q&A: Diagnosing Salinity Spikes The figure above shows a time series of salinity from a moored CTD. For most of the deployment, salinity showed frequent downward spikes, dropping from an expected range of 18-26 psu to near zero. Can you determine the cause?...

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Product Update | AC-9 Discontinuation and Service Timelines

Product Update | AC-9 Discontinuation and Service Timelines

In 2011, the Sea-Bird Scientific AC-9 (formerly WETLabs AC-9) was discontinu­ed and replaced by the Sea-Bird Scientific AC-S. We recognize that many users rely on Sea-Bird Scientific products for several years, so we have continued to offer Best Effort Service for the...

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Ocean Sciences 2020 Conference Posters

Ocean Sciences 2020 Conference Posters

Missed us at Ocean Sciences 2020? Check out digital copies of our Science Team’s conference posters to learn more about what they are working on: Field Performance of an ISFET Based Profiling pH SensorCharles W. Branham, Vladislav Simontov, Yuichiro Takeshita &...

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Q&A: Two Symptoms of the Same Problem

Q&A: Two Symptoms of the Same Problem

May 2020 Newsletter The data above show two major symptoms of the same problem occurring in different locations on a 19plusV2 profiling CTD. On the left, oxygen appears to drop below zero and is highly erratic during the downcast (light blue). However, once it hits a...

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Tech Tip: Troubleshooting a misfiring bottle

Tech Tip: Troubleshooting a misfiring bottle

Tech Tip: Troubleshooting a misfiring bottle The SBE 32 and SBE 55 water samplers utilize a unique electromagnetic design to reliably capture water. Did you know that the latches are also dishwasher safe? Watch this video to learn how to remove and clean water sampler...

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Tech Tip: Connector Care

Tech Tip: Connector Care

An instrument’s bulkhead connector is often its only pathway for communication. Although they are robust, failure to care for the connector can quickly put an end of to a research expedition. Lean how to properly clean and maintain your instrument’s connectors with...

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Featured Posts

Oceanology International 2022

We're excited to announce Sea-Bird Scientific is attending the Oceanology International Conference this year from March 15 - 17, 2022. Due to the pandemic, our presence will be more limited than in previous years. We will be sharing our booth with one of our partners,...

Calibrating the HydroCAT-EP V2’s pH Sensor

The pH sensor on the new HydroCAT-EP V2 is accurate to 0.1 pH for 90 days, reducing the time you need to spend on maintenance. Beyond that, calibration is a simple process that users can do in the lab or field. Watch Cody Littleton, our primary HydroCAT-EP Service...

Ocean Sciences 2022

We’re excited to announce Sea-Bird Scientific is virtually exhibiting at the Ocean Sciences Conference this year from February 27 to March 4. Although the show will be entirely virtual, we will be available throughout the conference to meet with customers through the...

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