|The Gulf waters were unusually calm for the past three days |
(Photo credit: Tiffani Dinkins)
I am on my first research cruise on the Gulf of Mexico with Anastasia Nienow and Christopher Horruiter during the dates of June 19-29th. The name of the research vessel is the Weatherbird II. I am on this cruise for the purpose of collecting and filtering whole water, Flowcam and pigment samples for the research that I provide assistance for at my University, and for Deep-C Consortium.
At first, I was a bit nervous, because I thought I was going to fall overboard or make a mistake with the sample-collecting. However, as the days go on, I have been able to collect what I needed with minimal assistance from my peers.
|Anastasia Nienow and Christopher Horruitiner (Photo credit: Tiffani Dinkins)|
Pictured at right: Dolphins love to swim close to the bow of the ship (Photo credit: Tiffani Dinkins)
|Three “flying” fishes flew on the deck (Photo credit: Tiffani Dinkins)|
|Beloved Chef Thomas Lee|
|Delicious dinner and lunch. (Photo credit: Tiffani Dinkins)|
|Me (Young Scientist |
and Ocean Researcher)
Catch ya later! Tiffani
Valdosta State University