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.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Our First Boat Trip from the New UNC CSI Campus

How else would we enjoy our spring break!?

With a nice, sunny and, most importantly, low-wind-speed day, Reide and I decided to head into the Albemarle Sound to check on the state of some equipment and recover a deployed acoustic bat sensor. Our new post-doc Brad Pickens came along on the adventure.

Although a cool ride out, the seas were calm and the trip was fast! We found our equipment to be in good shape (despite a little guano). Reide disconnected the bat monitoring equipment, and we all worked to get it safely aboard our vessel. Then, J.P. donned a thick wet suit and braved the cold water in the effort to recover a water quality monitor deployed last year. Unfortunately, he was unsuccessful in locating the device without scuba equipment.

Nevertheless, it was a productive and fun trip, and it was awesome to finally have our first boat trip from the new UNC CSI campus!