Leg 3: March 10, 2012

Day 10: Returning to La Paz

What an amazing trip we’ve had, in no small part due to the crew and the Doc Ricketts pilots on theWestern Flyer. We’d like to send sincere thanks to Captain Ian Young, Andrew McKee, Cole Davis, Lance Wardle, Shaun Summer, Olin Jordan, Craig Heihn, Jason Jordan, Dan Chamberlain, Patrick Mitts, Knute Brekke, Marco Talkovic, Randy Prickett, Bryan Schaeffer, and Ben Erwin. You’ve made our time on the ship productive and lots of fun as well.

It’s late on Saturday and we can see La Paz now.

—The Seafloor Biology Science Group

The efforts of many MBARI employees come together to make these missions successful. Pictured: Lance Wardle, Jason Jordan, Shaun Summer, Andrew McKee, and Mark Talkovic.

The efforts of many MBARI employees come together to make these missions successful. Pictured: Lance Wardle, Jason Jordan, Shaun Summer, Andrew McKee, and Mark Talkovic.


Panoramic view of the Western Flyer bridge by Andrew McKee.

Panoramic view of the Western Flyer<'span> bridge by Andrew McKee.

The Seafloor Biology group.

The Seafloor Biology group.

MBARI's mapping AUV, the

Equipment

Gulf of California 2012 Expedition