The Sperm Whale Seismic Study (SWSS) is sponsored by the U.S. Minerals
Management Service and involves researchers from Texas A&M University,
Oregon State University, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Scripps
Institution of Oceanography, Texas A&M University-Galveston, University
of Durham, and Ecologic with support and cooperation from the Industry
Research Funders Coalition (International Association of Geophysical Contractors
(IAGC) and oil and gas companies), National Fish and Wildlife Foundation,
National Science Foundation, and Office of Naval Research. The program
will study sperm whales and their response to seismic exploration in the
Gulf of Mexico.
|25-May thru 18-June 2004 S-tag Cruise on R/V Gyre|
|17 June to 12 August 2004 Mesoscale Population Study from 46-ft Sailboat SUMMER BREEZE|
Contact information for persons
onboard the R/V Gyre.
Cruise participants may find this information useful to prepare for life aboard the R/V Gyre.
Gulf of Mexico - Home to Whales and Dolphins ( PDF)
The final cruise plan for 2004 S-tag Cruise on R/V Gyre (MS
The final cruise plan for 2004 Mesoscale Population Study on Hunter 46 SUMMER BREEZE (MS doc, PDF)
Whole Gulf of Mexico SSH Images.
Northern Gulf of Mexico SSH Images.
SSH and SST Northern Gulf of Mexico Images.
Synopsis of the Circulation Patterns 04-April-2004 (D.Biggs PDF file)
Daily Email from Sea
Read the R/V Gyre daily cruise reports.
The S-Tag 2004 Science Party Pose for a photograph.
Read the Summer Breeze daily cruise reports.
The final version (December 2003) of the SWSS Year 1 Annual Report is
available here as a single 13.8MB pdf file.
The final version (September 2004) of the SWSS Year 2 Annual Report is available here as a single 18.9MB pdf file.
The final version (5-July-2004) of the SWSS S-tag 2004 Cruise is available here as a single 5.5MB pdf file.
The final version (1-Sept-2004) of the SWSS MPS 2004 Cruise is available here as a single 3.3MB pdf file.
Archives (Web Pages From Previous Years)
SWSS 2002 Archives
SWSS 2003 Archives
SWSS 2004 Archives