Ahoy ye land lubbers!
Greetings from Cocodrie, Louisiana, where Shelby and I are docked onboard the mighty R/V Pelican. We set sail tonight at 0:00, bound for site 3 of 6 (yes, things are already getting out of order!) on our six day cruise in the Gulf of Mexico. The goal? To collect deep-sea sediment cores from six different sites via a multi-core sediment sampler. Besides this muddy work, we will also be assisting in the collection of water samples for stable carbon isotope for Brad Rosenheim’s group, collecting box core and gravity core samples (a further discussion of these cores is to come…), all while not getting seasick on a 12-12 shift!
So far, though, it’s been pretty nice.
We’ve settled into our quarters, acquainted ourselves with the crew, and are getting ready to set sail in the next hour and change.
More updates to come….
Sarah and Shelby!