Monthly Archives: October 2010

Science as Usual

While our coverage so far has focused on the subsurface monitoring efforts in the Gulf of Mexico, we’re also still going about our everyday science business.  The NOAA Ship Ronald H. Brown is currently underway to discover and characterize deep-water … Continue reading

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Video Update on Subsurface Monitoring Progress

NOAA’s Dr. Janet Baran, a Deepwater Horizon oil spill responder, talks about sub-sea and sub-surface monitoring operations in the Gulf of Mexico.

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Ocean Veritas – Reflections at the end of a cruise

We are close to wrapping up our sub-surface sampling work in the Gulf of Mexico here on the Ocean Veritas. The last several days have been a haul. We’ve had clear, quiet weather—perfect for sediment sampling—and we have been able … Continue reading

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Ocean Veritas – Rough seas and pulling in our last few samples

Things are winding down here on the Ocean Veritas. Currently we are finishing up the last of our work so that we can head back into port tomorrow.     Last Monday we were in at Port Fourchon, where we … Continue reading

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Gyre – ROBIO shows us these aren’t your typical backyard Pill Bugs

We are in port this morning offloading samples, restocking, and changing over some of our team, including our chief scientist. We say farewell to Neil Summer of Ecolyse who has expertly guided this expedition for the past month or so. … Continue reading

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Ocean Veritas – Back to the Deepwater Horizon well head

We spent the weekend bobbing around the Gulf of Mexico on seas that were about six feet tall—too big for us to sample safely. Many of us were relieved to have a break from sampling since it gave us a … Continue reading

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International Peace – CTD, Fluorometry, Sediment, Oh My!

Today the sea is a field of oil rigs. But, depending on where we are there are occasional curious-looking brown pelicans and blood-orange sunsets to enjoy. After a few days in port due to mechanical issues and a crew change, … Continue reading

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