Coastal Now Menu

Amazon Adventure: Marine science students spend a month researching Amazon River plume

In a collaboration with Georgia Tech and funded by the National Science Foundation, Coastal Carolina University is sending graduate student Elana Ames and undergraduate student Alec Villafana on a monthlong research cruise off the coast of Brazil to study nitrogen fixation.

The R/V Endeavor sailed from Barbados on May 6 for a two-day cruise to the study site, about five miles off Brazil's coast where the Amazon River dumps into the Atlantic Ocean.