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Our live feed is down for the moment, but check out our blogs, photo galleries, and video highlights below to catch up on our season so far. 1 week 1 hour ago

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Gulf of Mexico, USA

GISR in 60 Seconds

This cruise is part of the Gulf Integrated Spill Response (GISR) Consortium, aiming to understand and predict the fundamental behavior of petroleum fluids in the ocean environment.  This capability is critical to inform decisions during response to oil spills and for development of mitigation plans. Scientists will acoustically and visually map the bubble plume through the water column at several different times (about once or twice per day) while on-site.

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Recent Videos

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    Visit from a Pelagic Sea Cucumber

    5 days 21 hours ago.
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    Bubbles Galore: Imaging and Sampling at Seep Sites

    6 days 23 hours ago.
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    Eel Chomps Down on Fish

    1 week 2 days ago.
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    The Tools of GISR

    1 week 2 days ago.
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    The Biology of Shipwrecks

    1 week 6 days ago.
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    Sunken Steamer: SS Alcoa Puritan

    2 weeks 1 day ago.
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    Exploring WWII Wrecks: SS Gulfpenn

    2 weeks 1 day ago.
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    Sighting of Rare Chain Catsharks

    2 weeks 2 days ago.
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    Mapping a German U-boat

    2 weeks 4 days ago.
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    Torpedoed Tanker: SS Gulfoil

    2 weeks 5 days ago.
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    Into the Unknown: The Wreck of the USS Peterson

    3 weeks 1 hour ago.
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    Life at Extremes: Biology of Brine Pools and Methane Seeps

    3 weeks 20 hours ago.

Recent Photos

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    On Deck, Off Duty

    12 photos
    5 days 22 hours ago.
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    Bubbling Up: Studying Seeps with GISR

    12 photos
    1 week 21 hours ago.
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    High Resolution: Best of the BFC-6000

    10 photos
    1 week 6 days ago.
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    Sneak Peek: Inside The Engine Room

    8 photos
    2 weeks 22 hours ago.
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    Following Operation Drumbeat: The Wrecks of SS Gulfpenn and SS Alcoa Puritan

    12 photos
    2 weeks 1 day ago.
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    Identifying an Unknown Wreck: The Process in Photos

    8 photos
    2 weeks 6 days ago.
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    Life at a Brine Pool

    9 photos
    3 weeks 1 day ago.
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    A Tale of Two Wrecks: U-166 and SS Robert E. Lee

    10 photos
    3 weeks 2 days ago.
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    Above the Surface on ECOGIG

    9 photos
    4 weeks 20 hours ago.
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    Amazing Coral Photos from ECOGIG

    9 photos
    4 weeks 1 day ago.
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    Beautiful Siphonophore Wanders Past Hercules Camera

    6 photos
    June 28, 2014
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    Studying Coral Above and Below

    7 photos
    June 26, 2014