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R/V Weatherbird Blog-Susan Snyder

After this cruise to Cuba, I have circumnavigated the Gulf of Mexico on the R/V Weatherbird II! I have participated in each Mud & Blood cruise since 2012, from the northern Gulf, to the Yucatan, Bay of Campeche, Texas and…

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R/V Weatherbird Log-Adrian Martínez Suárez

Centro de Investigaciones Marinas-University of Havana | Recent sediments for paleo-environmental studies, Mud team ¿Cuáles fueron sus expectativas en el crucero? ¿Científicamente? ¿Colaborativamente? Siempre esperé aprender mucho durante la estancia en el WeatherBird II. Ciertamente superó mis expectativas, conocer toda la…

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R/V Weatherbird Log-Alexei Ruiz Abierno

Centro de Investigaciones Marinas-University of Havana | Sharks diversity, abundance and distribution | Fish team What were your expectations leading into the cruise? Scientifically? Collaboratively?  To conduct sampling using bottom longline gear in order to collect information about the fish…

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R/V Weathebird Log-Kristina Deak

USF College of Marine Science | Molecular biology and genetics of golden tilefish | Fish collection and dissection  How did your anticipation of this cruise compare with previous ones to the northern or southern Gulf? I've worked with the Murawski…

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R/V Weatherbird Blog-Zenaida Navarro

My name is Zenaida María Navarro Martínez. I am a PhD student from the Center for Marine Research, University of Havana (CIM-UH). My research topic is Ecology and conservation of marine fishes. My PhD, specifically, is about bonefish and tarpon…

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R/V Weatherbird Log-Patrick Schwing

USF Marine Science | Sediments, geochronology, benthic foraminifera | Coring coordinator, 'mud guru' How did your anticipation of this cruise compare with previous ones to the northern or southern Gulf? My anticipation of this cruise was similar logistically to some of…

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R/V Weatherbird Log-Sherryl Gilbert

USF Marine Science | C-IMAGE Administrator Well, after months and months of paper shuffling, translations, and countless phone calls, the C-IMAGE team is travelling to Cuba. Most of what we’re doing is the usual Mud and Blood sampling protocol; we’re…

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