Category Archives: Sediment Sampling
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.
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
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
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
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
Here on the Gyre we really know how to party. We spent Friday night coring sediment only about 420 meters from the well head, right in among the drilling rigs, ROV boats, standby boats, and supply boats. (Quite the wild … Continue reading