Brine Puddle Dunk
Hercules encounters a brine puddle, the smaller cousin of the Brine pool (we'll be visiting some brine pools next week - keep an eye out!) Brine pools in the Gulf of Mexico are formed from "salt tectonics," where salt layers that formed during the Jurassic period have moved and shaped the seafloor.
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This cruise is part of a larger research program focused on examining the ecosystem-level response to oil and gas in the Gulf of Mexico. The research group leading the cruise is called the Ecosystem Impacts of Oil and Gas Inputs into the Gulf of Mexico (ECOGIG) Consortium, which is made up of scientists from a wide variety of disciplines studying current flow, ocean chemistry, microbial activity, deep-sea coral communities, and everything in between.