Bacteria Pancakes

George fills in expedition dive log Bob enters Water sample for the hydrolab handed up by Renee Enjoying pancakes Mike pulls himself into the cave at DeLeon Springs Katy Martson DeLeon Springs was the area of operations for today’s sampling. The team trickled in to DeLeon springs park and we …

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Otters and Isopods…Oh My!!!

Laura at Seminole Scuba Marissa analyzes water samples Rima and Melanie test for organic carbons “Dali Pendants” Bob collecting samples Let’s go isopoding!! Today’s destination was Rock Springs at Kelly Park, where the team’s goal was to collect water samples, bacteria and critters from within the cave. The dive team …

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New Experiences and New Stations

The walk through George and Andy collect bacteria samples George enters the cave Andy prepares a substation Sulfur Oxidizing Bacteria in Wekiwa Kris and Ricky prepare the station markers Today’s location was Wekiwa Springs, where our mission was two-fold. The first goal of our mission was to collect and analyze …

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A Plethora of Catfish

Marissa helps the divers with their gear Renee descends into San Lando Here kitty, kitty…. Karl retrieves a water sample The interns hard at work A young scientist at work Today the team went to Sanlando Spring for bacterial sampling. This small cave system exhibits high flow up through a …

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Rock and roll!!

Karl and Renee prepare for the dive Karl assists Andy with his gear Renee enters the cave Andy collects a water sample from within the cave One of the divers discovers a tiny isopod Renee takes a closer look To obtain the water samples required by the science team, Andrew …

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Dig In…

Andy, Terrence and Renee get ready The main squeeze!! Andy gets a sample from station 5 David, Kris and Bob run their tests Terrence collects bacterial biomass Betsy assists the divers with their tanks Today the team went to Wekiwa Springs, our tasks centered on the smaller of the two …

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Survey at Sanlando

Kris looks on as Andrew adjusts his gear Kris assists with equipment Pretty and clear Sanlando Springs Andrew approaches the entrance Sanlando Springs was the focal point of today’s events. The team met there at around 1pm this afternoon. The mission of the day was cave survey. Prior to entering …

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