Category Archives: Water Sampling

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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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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Pisces – Meet the Chief Scientist

Our chief scientist, Dr. David Valentine, is a professor of Geochemistry at University of California Santa Barbara.  We managed to tear him away from his work long enough to ask him a few questions. How did you get involved in subsurface … Continue reading

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Pisces – Seep Mapping

In addition to CTDs, core sampling and camera-tow operations, another aspect of our mission includes the mapping of natural hydrocarbon seeps in the vicinity of the Deepwater Horizon site. The Pisces was designed to be used as a fisheries research … Continue reading

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Meet the Gyre!

We’ve been really busy onboard the research vessel Gyre. Today we are sampling about 10 nautical miles northwest of the Deepwater Horizon well head in the Gulf of Mexico where our primary job is to take sediment samples using our … Continue reading

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Welcome Research Vessels International Peace and Gyre

We welcome research vessels International Peace and Gyre who have recently joined the Ocean Veritas and the Pisces on sampling expeditions out in the Gulf of Mexico. While at sea the team on the International Peace, headed by Lead Sampler … Continue reading

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