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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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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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Ocean Veritas – Remembrance

We had a solid sampling day today; completing five stations and ending our day less than a mile from the well head. We started at over 800 meters deep and went to about 1500 meters so by the end of … Continue reading

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Ocean Veritas – Safety Drills and Samples

Yesterday we took care of some slow but necessary business: drills. We completed “fire” and “man overboard” drills yesterday, where we learned what to do when anything bad happens: go to the second deck and wait to possibly jump overboard. … Continue reading

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