The last few days we have kept working in the area around the Deepwater Horizon site. Part of our work has been to collect a repetitive data set from one specific area of known natural gas seeps to enable the researchers here to test and develop gas plume mapping techniques, another part is to cover a large area in an attempt to map the amount of gas that is naturally leaking into the ocean from the ocean floor in the gulf. For this we are using a multibeam sonar EM302, a splitbeam sonar EK60 and a Knudsen sub bottom profiler as the main tools. I will write more in detail about this in time and hopefully have some pictures to show you too.
|One of many oil platforms in the area|
|Flying fish, turtle and a lonely crab was out for a swim/fly in the nice weather|
|ABANDON SHIP! Luckily I had an ice-cream in my hand when the safety |
drill alarm went off so was quite pleasant even though the sun was burning.
|A pod of spinner dolphins came to play with us at sunset|
|Spinner dolphins surfing at the bow|