The primary goal of this cruise was the characterization
of the microbial assemblage and biogeochemical fluxes associated with
summer increases in cyanobacterial biomass in the vicinity of Station ALOHA. This characterization was
compared to a sampling site where no biomass increase is detected. In
addition, the intent was to establish transects across a bloom region,
or try to sample distinct areas where blooms are detected from remote
sensing and SeaGliders, to
assess the spatial heterogeneity of these blooms.