Well, my apologies in a delayed final response. As many of you probably know by now we have returned from our trip at seas. Bad weather/ high chop forced us to return on August 14th :( We made it to shore on the 15th and unpacked the following two days to return home on the 18th.
Overall, I believe our teacher at sea (Steve Allen) (www.teaheratsea.wordpress.com/category/noaa-teacher-at-sea-2/steve-allen) stated the trip succinctly in saying that we have learned alot and it was amazing how our group came together under such conditions.
The expedition truly was a trip of a lifetime and please follow the mercyhurst webpage for more information and press releases concerning our results!!! We'll be back at it next year upon the R/V Weatherbird :)