Some will say that every day out to sea is better than a day at the office. I’ve had my share of bad days at sea for certain, but today was certainly one of those good days. Calm seas, good company, and putting some new technology to the test.
|Dr. Vincent Pieribone (left), Dr. Gruber (right), and Brennan Phillips (center) observing the video feed from the new ROV.|
The mission was a first sea trial for Dr. David Gruber’s Seaeye Falcon ROV, configured specifically for his cutting edge work on biofluorescence and bioluminescence in the marine environment. The work is emerging as a focal point for both public appeal in the sciences, as well as the pinnacle of pure discovery. The discovery of novel sources of fluorescent proteins, and potentially new fluorescent proteins in the environment has deep implications in human health.The portal into this exciting world can be found at www.luminescentlabs.org.
|Dr. David Gruber (left) and Dr. Vincent Pieribone (right).|