Twenty Three Scientists and A Cartoonist

This Friday, June 5, 2014, the NOAA research vessel (R/V) Atlantis will depart Gulfport, Miss., with 23 scientists and myself onboard, bound for a deep sea expedition in the Gulf of Mexico for 10 days.

I have been chosen as the “artist in residence” on the DSV Alvin, a U.S. Navy deep submersible vehicle.  Alvin has a storied history, being used by the Navy to recover Cold War era Soviet subs and nuclear weapons, as well as being used by Nat Geo Explorer Bob Ballard to take some of the first photos of Titanic.
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World Turtle Day

Today is World Turtle Day, and what better day than today to shine a light on Sherman’s sidekick, Fillmore the sea turtle, and his amazing species.

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Below is a Sherman’s Lagoon comic from June 2013 where Fillmore weighs in on his pricelessness.

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Below are some amazing ocean turtle facts from Zoomed.com:

•        There are 7 different species of Sea Turtle.
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