Archive | July, 2011

Mud, Water, and a Huge Refrigerator…

After a delicious breakfast, compliments of Kim, our on-board Chef, we headed out for CTD preparations. Bill Flanning spent some time teaching Cris and me how to set-up, deploy, and recover the CTD. CTD stands for Conductivity, Temperature, Depth; it’s an instrument that is sent down to the depths to record these measurements and collect water […]

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Adieu to Dry Land

The true reality of this commitment sank in as the gangplank was raised this morning: we are aboard this ship for 22 days, there will be no last minute trips to the store any more!  As soon as we were away from the dock, and safely escorted out of the Gulfport, MS harbor by their […]

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Planes, Trains, and Automobiles

We have arrived!  From all corners of the map, scientists, teachers, engineers, and crew have spent the past few days traveling to and loading the R/V Endeavor.  Everything must be brought aboard, unpacked, and safely stowed before we cast off at noon on Saturday.  We spent the day unloading food and dry goods from the […]

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Something FerrOCious is brewing in the Gulf of Mexico…

Please join in on following us on an expedition into the hypoxic zone and beyond. The scientists and teachers aboard the R/V Endeavor will be posting current findings and answering questions on our FerOCious Gulf Cruise blog (spoiler alert: there will be chemistry involved!), which is setting sail Saturday, July 30th out of Gulfport, MS […]

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