It’s crazy to think that summer is already coming to an end… I feel like I just got here! The last 4 weeks have been filled with coral, country (!!), Si-gel, and the rotovap. Can’t wait to come back in a month and pick up right where I left off! Although there weren’t as many cats as last summer, I do plan on turning lab into a jungle of sorts. There’s only so much you can do when you’re waiting for things to dry…
Archive for August, 2012
Well there it is – summed up by Counting Crows 7X platinum debut studio album. We have finally hit the end of our time in the White Lab this summer.
10 weeks of work
3 trips to the Gulf
200+ samples collected
61 samples analyzed on IR and FID
Collaborated with Chris Reddy at WHOI analyzing some of their samples
Hundreds of hours of rockin’ music
Two trips to Kiwi frozen yogurt
10 bags of vending machine Cheetoes
I’d call our time here a success. That is not to say that our work is over. So far we have simply analyzed the samples on various machines. The next step is to synthesize our mountain of data into streamlined figures and conclusions so we can actually say something meaningful about Gulf tar balls. Never fear, we still have plenty to do.
We now all have a month to decompress and then it’s right back here for school and more hard-core science. I’m off to bop around the Gulf of Maine for a few weeks and then we can get ready to do it all again!