Gulf of California 2015 Expedition Researchers

Leg 1 – California Current

Francisco Chavez, Jason Smith, Gernot Friederich, Tim Pennington, Marguerite Blum, Erich Rienecker, Chris Wahl, Monique Messié, Eric Fitzgerald

Cruise Collaborators: Gabriela Chavez, Curtis Collins, Martin Hernández, Karla Mejia, Ryan Paerl

Leg 2 – Midwater Ecology

Bruce Robison, Kim Riesenbichler, Rob Sherlock, Stephanie Bush, Susan von Thun, Anela Choy, Dale Graves, George Matsumoto

Cruise Collaborators: Henk Jan-Joving, Unai Markaida, Karen Osborn

Leg 3 – Biodiversity and Biooptics

Steve Haddock, Lynne Christianson, Kyra Schlining, George Matsumoto, Darrin Schultz

Cruise Collaborators: Bill Browne, Casey Dunn, Rebeca Gasca, Catriona Munro, Wyatt Patry, Erik Theusen

Leg 4 – Seafloor Biology

Jim Barry, Kurt Buck, Patrick Whaling, Chris Lovera, Linda Kuhnz, Mariah Salisbury

James Barry

James Barry

Senior Scientist/ Research Chair/ Benthic Ecologist
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Kurt Buck

Senior Research Specialist

Cruise Collaborators: Natalya Gallo, Leticia Jimenez, Andrew Johnson, Yossellin Tapia

Leg 5 – Volcanoes and Seamounts

Dave Clague, Jenny Paduan, Lonny Lundsten, Brian Dreyer

Cruise Collaborators: Julie Bowles, Abbie Johnson, Christina Maschmeyer, Florian Neuman, Ryan Portner, Ronald Spelz, Rob Zierenberg

Leg 6 – Vents and Seeps

Bob Vrijenhoek, Shannon Johnson, Kris Walz, Mariah Salisbury

Cruise Collaborators: Corinna Breusing, Shana Goffredi, Elena Krylova, Greg Rouse, Diana Salcedo, Yossellin Tapia, Verena Tunnicliffe

Leg 7 – Seafloor Faults

Charles Paull, Roberto Gwiazda, Eve Lundsten, Susan von Thun

Cruise Collaborators: Brian Edwards, Juan Herguera, Katie Maier, Mary McGann, Aaron Micallef, Vanesa Papiol, Lauren Shumaker

R/V Western Flyer Crew

Andrew McKee, Erik Larson, Trevor Daviscourt, Matt Noyes, Lance Wardle, Perry Shoemake, Dan Chamberlain, Jason Jordan, Patrick Mitts, Brian Imsland

ROV Doc Ricketts Pilots

Knute Brekke, Mark Talkovic, Randy Prickett, Ben Erwin, Bryan Touryan-Shaefer

R/V Rachel Carson Crew

Aaron Gregg, Paul Ban, Mark Aiello, Matthew McNaughton, Vincent Nunes

Also: Phil Sammet, Dave Benet

AUV Mapping Team

Dave Caress, Hans Thomas, Duane Thompson, Doug Conlin, Giancarlo Troni

Collaborator: Alejando Hinojasa