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River team going strong!

09/21/2010, 10:48 AM by Patricia Yager

Just received word from Jeff Richey and the river team.  They are currently in the lower reach of the Amazon River sampling for ROCA.  Jeff says:  "Great stuff! Went extremely well. Water surprisingly different than upstream. Whole process extremely viable. Noting further that this is most difficult time of year to sample with strong winds producing waves 4-5’ and more (not an issue on Knorr, serious issue on Tricia)"

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