This Blog has been set up for East Carolina University researchers in the Sediment and Solute Transport of Rivers and Margins Research Group to post news, pictures and photos of research. The group is managed by Drs. J.P. Walsh and Reide Corbett. Support for our research has been provided by the National Science Foundation, NOAA, the State of North Carolina, the Renaissance Computing Institue, East Carolina University and other entities.
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Our First Boat Trip from the New UNC CSI Campus
With a nice, sunny and, most importantly, low-wind-speed day, Reide and I decided to head into the Albemarle Sound to check on the state of some equipment and recover a deployed acoustic bat sensor. Our new post-doc Brad Pickens came along on the adventure.
Although a cool ride out, the seas were calm and the trip was fast! We found our equipment to be in good shape (despite a little guano). Reide disconnected the bat monitoring equipment, and we all worked to get it safely aboard our vessel. Then, J.P. donned a thick wet suit and braved the cold water in the effort to recover a water quality monitor deployed last year. Unfortunately, he was unsuccessful in locating the device without scuba equipment.
Nevertheless, it was a productive and fun trip, and it was awesome to finally have our first boat trip from the new UNC CSI campus!