Hola ocean amigos!
Hopefully you all have heard from your newly minted Mexican oceanographers by now, but in case you haven’t, we officially arrived back in Seattle and are diving head first into our projects. Speaking for myself and the other professors, the cruise was out-of-this-world awesome. The weather was amazing (except for the storm in San Diego). The seas were flat. the wildlife displays, from dolphins, to whales, to tuna, to turtles, to dogs, and even sharks were fantastic. The students were great as was all the science that they got accomplished, most importantly!
Now we head into the next quarter, which will entail lots of lab work, computer time and writing! It’ll all culminate with all the students giving presenting their research in a series of symposiums and a final scientific-style paper. Definitely check back in periodically for updates as we explore the eastern tropical pacific, now from our Seattle home!