Welcome to the web site for Sediment and Solute Transport on Rivers and Margins (SSTORM) Research Group! Reide Corbett and J.P. Walsh from East Carolina University and the UNC Coastal Studies Institute lead the team.
Check out our research in/on wetlands, estuaries, barrier islands, shelves and groundwater.
Friday, September 10, 2010
Sun, Cores and a Giant Worm, September 10th
The 10th was a good day of coring. We collected a lot of cores and had a lot of fun while doing it. One of the highlights of the day was finding a nasty, giant worm in the base of one of the cores. This thing was ugly and mean. Actually, it bit or poked Reide through a glove. We decided to give the worm our own very technical science name "The Waipaoa Mega Aggressive Death Chicken Worm". I'm not sure where the chicken part came from. Yes, it was as scary as it sounds. As you can see from Alan's face, it wasn't all fun and games, but it certainly was a beautiful day.