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What is a Rusticle? Meet Lori Johnston

Lori Johnston Ground Effects Environmental Services & Droycon Bioconcepts Microbial Ecologist Lori Johnston comes to the cruise with an expertise in Rusticles.  As a microbial biologist Lori has studied rusticles... MORE


Exploring the Gulf with Dr. Sheli: Day Six – Three sites down, two to go

It is another lovely day at sea.  Partly cloudy but sunshine peeking through and calm seas.I have some great interviews today and information to share.  We will not be able... MORE


Exploring the Gulf of Mexico with Dr. Sheli: Day 5, Cup Scrunch Day!

The weather is much better today.  It’s warmer. The sun is shining and the sea is like glass. Check out the sunrise.  My only concern is the ditty about red... MORE


Exploring the Gulf of Mexico with Dr. Sheli: Day Four, Out in the Gulf Again

It’s a good day out on the Gulf again and although the weather is still overcast and the temperature cool (about 59° F/ 15° C) the seas are very calm.... MORE


Exploring the Gulf of Mexico with Dr. Sheli: Day Three, Running from the Storm

It is cold today here in the Gulf. At Houma, LA which is not far up the road it is currently 49° F/9.7° C. Dr. Lori thinks its balmy, but... MORE


Exploring the Gulf of Mexico with Dr. Sheli: Day Two, the shipwreck Halo

The crew prepped the sub for the first dive.   The goals of the dive were to 1) Reconnaissance of the hull and break point; 2) Collect soil cores; 3) Set corrosion platforms;... MORE


Exploring the Gulf of Mexico with Dr. Sheli: First Day at Sea

Each day I will send back information of what I see and the questions I get asked or I am asking.But first the weather. I am sending a picture of the... MORE


Exploring the Gulf of Mexico with Dr. Sheli: Ready to Go

We are at the dock aboard the RV Pelican at Cocoderie, Louisiana.  We are hurrying to take off since there is bad weather approaching and we want to get to... MORE


Exploring the Gulf of Mexico with Dr. Sheli: Math – figuring out distance and speed at sea

Mr. Steve Lewis has all kinds of questions and has been pestering me about math so before he gets going I thought we might want to explore how speed was... MORE


Exploring the Gulf with Dr. Sheli

On March 13th I join the scientific expedition exploring the lasting affects of the Deepwater Horizon Oil spill. I will be part of a group of biologists, geologists, engineers, and... MORE