Most Recent Cruise: 2015 Endeavor Cruise (EN559)
Research vessel: R/V Endeavor
Dates: 5/29/2015 - 6/21/2015
Port: Gulfport, MS
Chief Scientist(s): Dr. Joseph Montoya
Purpose of cruise: This cruise took the ECOGIG team back to the Gulf of Mexico to continue their research to assess the ecological impacts of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon accident and Macondo oil well blowout. This cruise allowed the scientists to collect water column and sediment samples to track Macondo impacts and compare the processes observed in Macondo-influenced areas to natural seeps and control sites.
Undergraduate student Drake Lee-Patterson blogged from the cruise.