We’ve packed the truck with all our gear for the Gulf, which will be leaving this morning for Cocodrie, Houma, LA, and the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (LUMCON). Six of us will get on a plane in Baltimore Monday morning and meet the gear Tuesday morning after spending an evening in New Orleans. Hopefully, things will go well and we’ll meet the ship, the RV Pelican, at the dock in Cocodrie and leave by 3 pm Tuesday. We’ll steam west for the Texas-Louisiana border where we’ll start sampling. If I get a chance, I’ll get a map of our sampling plan up, but no promises right now.
I’ll be updating this blog, and hopefully soliciting contributions from our collaborators; we’ll be working with folks from Oregon State University, University of Akron, University of Michigan, Dauphin Island Marine Lab, East Carolina University, University of Michigan, Louisiana State University, and NOAA. Until then!