This is a cool video of Nancy Rabalais and Gene Turner discussing the Gulf hypoxia research, and features a lot of footage (taken by Gene with his GoPro) of our recent cruise. I’m even in one of the shots.
Retrospective Analysis of Midsummer Hypoxic Area and Volume in the Northern Gulf of Mexico, 1985–2011 Two of the scientists that I just went on the shelf hypoxia cruise with, Nancy Rabalais (who was also the Chief Scientist) and Gene Turner, and their colleagues have published an aggregate report of 26 years of shelf hypoxia research […]
After a stormy morning of sampling back in the D’ and C lines, we arrived safely back in sunny Cocodrie yesterday about 14:30. The Pelican was cleared out within a couple hours, and the crew got to work turning her around for another cruise leaving today. The extent of hypoxia was lower than predicted, but […]
We found the western end if the hypoxic zone along the K and S transects last night and are returning eastward. Most of the day will be spent transiting. A low pressure system kicked up the seas a little last night, and it’s been a bit sloppy this morning, but easing. We are going to […]
The geographic expansion of hypoxia along our westward transit continues. We had to go all the way to the most southern station of the I line, I9, before reaching a zone without bottom hypoxia. Today we are transiting back north along the J line and will reach K. In keeping with Nancy’s commitment to science […]
A little down time for an update. We are in transit to the I line after finishing H this morning. We are continuing to find expanding bottom hypoxia as we move westward. Nancy and Leslie are creating maps of the hypoxia as we go. Lauren and I are sampling both inside and outside the hypoxic […]
Oil platform at night. The sound of a fiddle makes it feel like a proper ship Watching the CTD feed CTD deployment Squall