|Master's students Nicole Morgan and Ben LaBelle|
process a sediment core.
Nicole Morgan is a Master’s student with Florida State University, working with Dr. Amy Baco-Taylor on the community and genetic structure and diversity of deep-sea structure-forming organisms, like corals and sponges. On this cruise she assisted with multicoring operations, with specific protocols for quantitative macrofaunal sampling.
|Anastasia Nienow, Arvind Shantharam, and Kim Pollard|
sampling sediment-dwelling invertebrate communities.
|Anastasia Nienow handles water samples from the CTD.|
|Nicole Clark assisted with the multicore and piston core.|
Nichole Clark is a research technician at the Sedimentology Geochronology Laboratory at Eckerd College. She recently graduated with a B.S in Marine Science and participated in this cruise assisting with the operations involving the multicore and piston core.
Dr. Peter Lazarevich and Eric Howarth work with the computer control center of the MILET system. Eric Howarth is the senior engineer of the Marine Field Group within the Oceanography Department at FSU. His is charged with the overall operation and performance of the MILET. Peter is responsible for the collection of underwater navigation and sub-bottom profile data for the MILET.
|Dr. Peter Lazarevich (foreground) and Eric Howarth|
work with the computer control center of the MILET system
|John Kaba collects surface sediments in an effort|
to understand what response deep Gulf sediments
had to the 2010 oil spill.
Florida State University