Cruisin’ with new grad students

The class of new graduate students in the joint Skidaway Institute-Georgia Tech program went on their first, two-day, research cruise this week. The weather was a little windy so we didn’t stay off-shore very long. On Monday, we took water samples in the Savannah River and cruised offshore to the sea bouy, about 3 miles. Then we headed south, along the coast to the entrance channel to Wassaw Sound. Since we were so close to home, we came on back to the Skidaway dock and tied up to spend the night. I took as many pictures as I needed on Monday, so I bade them farewell and stayed on dry land on Tuesday, while they gathered more samples in the Wilmington River and Wassaw Sound. Here is a small photo album.

The "Gumby" survival suit.

The "Gumby" survival suit.

Going under a draw bridge on the ICW.

Going under a draw bridge on the ICW.

Taking sample water from the CDT array.

Taking sample water from the CDT array.

Working in the wet lab.

Working in the wet lab.

Watching the CDT data.

Watching the CDT data.

Recovering a CDT array.

Recovering a CDT array.

We were not alone.

We were not alone.

Collecting more samples.

Collecting more samples.

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