Plan B

Waterfall at DeLeon Springs A rolling boil The Old Sugar Mill Pancake fun Brittany digs in After another visit to Holler Chevrolet to pick up Renee’s car we met at Amy Giannotti’s new home to rendezvous with the rest of the team. Joining us today were Marissa Williams and Brittany …

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Bernoulli Bites!

THAT’S what the alternator does… Holler Chevrolet saves the day! Ready…set…FLOW! Beautiful Rock Springs Andrew and Renee easily emerge downstream The plan for today was to continue exploration and survey at Rock Springs in Kelly Park. It took quite an effort even to get to the dive site though. Andrew …

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Rock ‘n’ Roll

Amy prepares vials for critter collection Terrence tests the DPV in the open water Renee secures the sample bag Rima fixing the bacteria using a pipet John measures iron at Rock Springs Terrence explains the day’s findings to park staff The team visited Rock Springs in Kelly Park today. The …

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Mission Ludicrous

Cuban Tree Frog listens in on post – dive briefing Lunch with Ms. Hole at Macaroni Grill Renee prepares to collect bacteria from the cave Terrence checks the sampling equipment pre – dive Woody using hydrolab to measure surface conditions Marissa fixes the samples for Dr. Franklin Today the Cambrian …

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Bacteria and You!

Renee and Karl rig no-mount tanks for the dive Team briefing and preparation What to wear!!!?? Amy and Boz discuss sampling protocol Sampling supplies from down under Our adventure started out early today as the team, Terrence, Amy, Renee, Karl, Josh, John, Woody, Ricky, Marissa Williams an intern with the …

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Jump In!

Woody explains how a shark is the top predator Ricky prepares for a dive into DeLeon Springs A bystander enjoys the action! After spending yesterday talking to children at the Seminole County Library/Oviedo summer camp about ocean critters, we finally got to hit the water ourselves as part of our …

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Girl Scouts…Meet Your Aquifer!!

Scouts learn underwater communication Terrence demonstrates use of no-mount rig Communication links divers with scouts on topside Terrence answers questions on underwater research Problem solving during a line drill Critical negotiation of a tie off Members of the Cambrian Foundation continued their research today at Wekiwa Springs State Park. They …

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The Exploration Continues

Climbing down into the water Divers prepare to push forward Terrence heads into the flow Diver meets critter The day was centered around Rock Spring and finishing the sample collection and data gathering. Once again, the dive team split into two groups – Terrence and Andrew went to the limits …

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Recon at Rock

The team gets ready to dive The beautiful Rock Springs run Solution tube The focus of the project today moved to Rock Spring in Kelly Park. For previous exploits at this site see ‘Rock Springs Rocks’ and ‘Hard Rock, Soft Wings’. The aim was to reassess the site prior to …

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