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Fall 2015 Survey (PTS01, Reson7125)
The cruise investigated how complex fine-scale structure and processes in coastal waters dominated by pulsed-river plumes control the exposure, impacts, and ecosystem recovery from offshore spills like the Deepwater Horizon release of 2010. Data were collected along three transects in the northern Gulf of Mexico in water depths from 10 metres to 60 metres using the Reson 7125 multibeam sonar and a In Situ Ichtyoplankton Imaging System (ISIIS). Stations along the corridor completed CTD casts, trace metal testing, water chemistry, FlowCam analysis, radio-isotopes testing, and productivity experiments.