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Off to retrieve the landers!

August 21, 2013
science team

The science team, ready to get started!


The final leg of the Deepwater Canyons mission has departed. The science crew boarded last night, and the R/V Nancy Foster shoved off this morning. Once we got out into open water we completed our safety drills, and are now steaming north towards our target site.

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  1. August 21, 2013 8:55 pm

    We are looking forward to pictures and descriptions of the treasures that you retrieve from the sea. The full moon should be an asset on your journey.

    • lizbaird permalink
      August 22, 2013 7:00 pm

      The full moon was gorgeous as it rose in front of the ship last night. We arrive at our research site about midnight tonight and will begin our hard work then.

      • Melanie Buckingham permalink
        August 23, 2013 8:56 am

        Hope it turns out to be a great trip. Thanks so much for taking the student’s cups. What a fascinating opportunity.

      • lizbaird permalink
        August 23, 2013 11:07 am

        Melanie you are most welcome! We have the cups ready to return!

  2. August 22, 2013 6:24 pm

    Yo, Kelly. Yer part of a “science team” now?? I’m *impressed*. 🙂

    • lizbaird permalink
      August 23, 2013 5:52 am

      Kelly says “maybe”
      but Liz says Kelly has been up all night doing CTDs. I believe she is part of the team!

  3. Adriana quesada permalink
    August 22, 2013 7:03 pm

    OK Gabi. Remember I am living vicariously through you. Lots of good info and stories on what you find.
    Love you.

    • lizbaird permalink
      August 22, 2013 7:26 pm

      Okay I am on it! Love you too.

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