317 drifters have been deployed in the northern Gulf of Mexico in the last two weeks in the largest
experiment of its kind. The goal of this experiment is to improve our understanding of the currents in
this area and we will be sharing our results with all. Already, 30+ drifters have been removed by folks
but we have had 11 redeployed yesterday and have been in contact with others to get more back in the
water. Please leave these drifters in the water and please emailme, firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any of our drifters. We will gladly take them back no questions asked. Thanks for your cooperation.
Pictures of the drifter can be found here
professor arthur mariano
Last edited by ProfessorO; 08-08-12 at 07:18 AM. Reason: update
Here is a photo of a drifter in the water, provided by CARTHE at https://www.facebook.com/CARTHE.GoMRI.
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Stephanie, thank you for posting a picture of the drifters.
There have now been 30+ drifters removed; there is no reward for any drifting scientific instrument. Removing these drifters or any instruments from the water is hurting our research. Please leave them in the water and carefully fish around them. cheers, O
PS 11 drifters were redeployed and with the help of the fishing community a bunch more will end up
back in the water!!
Last edited by ProfessorO; 08-08-12 at 07:20 AM. Reason: update
Nice work Arthur! You know I have been curious about the oceans currents for a long time, so I await the results. Best of luck.
Seth, I hope all is well. The data from this experiment is truly awesome
and once we get it analyzed I will be posting links. As you know this will
THANKS everyone, please continue to pass the word that there is no reward
for any drifting instruments in the water. This weekend we actually gained
drifters since we had a few of our removed drifters redeployed by captains.
The fishing community and the USCG sector NO have been a big help!!