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The First Leg by the Numbers

May 19, 2013

As of 5/18/13

Katharine sampling

Dr. Katherine Coykendall takes a genetics sample in the lab. Image courtesy of Liz Baird, Deepwater Canyons 2013 Expedition, NOAA-OER/BOEM/USGS

19 Science team members

12 ROV dives

492 two-hour DVDs of dive footage recorded

10 ROV crew

367 genetics samples

335 gallons of seawater collected

1,660 isotope samples

1,009.5 nautical miles covered

30 ship’s crew

12 plastic site markers made

100 pounds of bacon eaten

32 box cores

43,000 gallons of fuel burned

30 CTDs

34 Push cores

Nancy getting water from the Niskin bottle

Dr. Nancy Prouty drains water from the Niskin bottle and will use it to help understand the water column. Image courtesy of Liz Baird, Deepwater Canyons 2013 Expedition, NOAA-OER/BOEM/USGS

2,250 eggs consumed

20 Mono cores

1,068 pounds of mud collected

2 landers recovered and redeployed

60,000 gallons of freshwater made and used

frozen mud

Bags of mud stored in the freezer for later analysis. Image courtesy of Liz Baird, Deepwater Canyons 2013 Expedition, NOAA-OER/BOEM/USGS

1 music video

14 trawls

1,941 specimen photos

20 degree difference in air temperature between the lab and the ROV control van

294 octocoral samples collected

50+ live animals collected and maintained

2 shrunken wig heads

One Comment leave one →
  1. diane mcclain permalink
    May 19, 2013 8:09 am

    wow…alot of info collected….thanks for all your hard work….love reading on the world i’ll only sail on….you are all such neat people…love to see a photo on shunken dumb heads…

  2. Judy Jim moore permalink
    May 19, 2013 11:45 am

    Are you going to save some bacon and eggs for James Moore, who is just boarding for the next leg of the expedition??? Haha. good luck, Judy Moore

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