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During this cruise, the R/V Kilo Moana spent 14 days near a patch of open ocean about 200 miles north of Oahu. Conditions in this area are similar to those at Station ALOHA, a mid-ocean research site that for almost 25 years has provided researchers with a wealth of background information about the chemistry, biology, and currents of the open Pacific.

Researchers on the R/V Kilo Moana conducted a number of experiments to study marine bacteria and archaea. The researchers were particularly interested in how these microbes take up nitrogen and convert it into different forms (nitrogen cycling).

These experiments involved deploying a variety of research equipment in the ocean and allowing this equipment to drift with the currents for days at a time. Some of these drifting ("Lagrangian") instruments were incubators, which allowed researchers to run experiments on microbes in the environment from which the microbes were collected (in situ).

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