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Leg 1 Crew. L-R: Ahna Van Gaest (WWU), Esmeralda Farias (WWU), Matt DePaolis (UO), Hailey Dearing (WWU), Dexter Davis (WWU), Natalie Contreras (UO), Serena McCoard (UO), Mitch Hebner (UO), Kandace Wheeler (UO), Caitlin Plowman (UO), Jackson Hoeke (UO), Laura Anthony (WWU), Craig Young (UO), Tralee Chapman (UO), Lauren Rice (UO), Avery Calhoun (UO), Shawn Arellano… Continue Reading Last day of Leg 1
Divers, Dr. Manuel Maldonado and Tralee Chapman “Getting to ALVIN dive at the deepest point in the Gulf of Mexico is at the top of the list in surprises that life has thrown at me in my marine biology career. It’s the opportunity of a lifetime and a lot like what I imagine going to… Continue Reading Final Dive in the Gulf of Mexico
Today is a transit day on the Atlantis to our last site, The Florida Escarpment. Most everyone took advantage of the late start to sleep in, since when Alvin dives we need to wake up at around 7am. While the normal daily processes continue, many of the Western students are working on their personal projects.… Continue Reading Chitons and mussels and crabs, oh my!
Laura Anthony, Senior at Western Washington University Landlocked in Montana as a child, but craving the majesty and mystery of the ocean, I had no choice but to read of the high seas. For years, I sailed aboard the Nautilus with Dr. Aronnax and avidly flipped through marine textbooks. One day, I happened upon a book… Continue Reading Adieu, soleil