This afternoon we started our long journey from Cincinnati airport to Christchurch, New Zealand. The trip will take three flights, the longest of which will be the Chicago to Aukland flight, which will take 16.5 hours. We arrived 3 hrs before our flight, which might seem excessive, but not when you're trying to convince ticketing agents to check all our science gear!
The phyto PAM fluorometer goes for a bus ride to the International terminal in Chicago Airport. This instrument lets us measure algae community activity in real time.