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SECRETS OF THE GULF EXPEDITION, MARCH 2007--START OF THE EXPEDITION

The Secrets of the Gulf Expedition began in Galveston, TX in early March 2007. This first page of photos highlights events before the expedition as well as the departure of the vessels on March 2, 2007.

Additional expedition images can be viewed at the following links:

Click on a picture below to see a larger, hi-resolution image. All images should be credited to Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary (FGBNMS).

NR-1 and Carolyn Chouest dockside in Galveston
Research submarine NR-1 tied up alongside the SSV Carolyn Chouest in Galveston.
Close up of the NR-1 sail
The sail of the NR-1 submarine viewed from the deck of the Carolyn Chouest.
Science team planning meeting
Final meeting of the science team prior to the expedition getting under way.
Press conference at sanctuary headquarters
Press conference at sanctuary headquarters on March 1, 2007.
Speaker panel at the press conference
Panel of speakers at the press conference March 1, 2007.
Dr. Ballard with Girls and Boys Club students
Dr. Robert Ballard with 4 students from Boys and Girls Clubs of San Antonio.
Students boarding the NR-1
Boys and Girls Club students getting ready to tour the NR-1 submarine.
Dr. Ballard talking to a VIP group on board the Carolyn Chouest
Dr. Ballard talking to a VIP group on board the Carolyn Chouest.
Inside the NR-1
Inside the NR-1.
Commander Panlilio giving a tour of the sub
Commander Panlilio leading a tour inside the submarine.
Dr. Ballard talking to a news crew on the Carolyn Chouest
Dr. Ballard talking to a news crew on board the Carolyn Chouest with NR-1 in the background.
Inside the control van on board the Carolyn Chouest

Inside the Control Van on board the Carolyn Chouest.

G.P. standing next to the ROV Argus

G.P. Schmahl on deck with the ROV Argus.

G.P. boarding the submarine
G.P. Schmahl boarding the sub.
G.P. wave before entering the submarine
A wave from G.P. as he climbs inside the NR-1.
Sub and crew ready to depart
The crew of the NR-1 ready to make way.
NR-1 leaving the dock in Galveston
The NR-1 under way into the Galveston shipping channel.
Carolyn Chouest leaving the dock in Galveston
The Carolyn Chouest heading into the shipping channel to hook up with the NR-1.
NR-1 under tow by the Carolyn Chouest in Galveston
The Carolyn Chouest with the NR-1 in tow in the Galveston shipping channel.
Carolyn Chouest and NR-1 heading into the Gulf of Mexico
Last sighting of the Carolyn Chouest and NR-1 heading into the Gulf of Mexico.



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