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Grace Tsai

Grace Tsai

College Station, Texas

Texas A&M University, Institute of Nautical Archaeology, Atlantic World Marine Archaeology Research Institute

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Thanks for the nice comments! We think most of these microbes are halotolerant so don't require salt to survive but can withstand it--they don't seem to be strict halophiles at least, but we'll need to confirm that with further research and tests. We're not sure if the majority of the microbes in the salted beef made it past cooking depending on how long they boiled their food, so it's not even certain whether or not they would have made it to the gut at all to be honest. The samples that would be the most interesting to note for these is would be those that were not boiled--the wine, beer, water, ship biscuit! We'll write a post on that as soon as we find out more :)
Feb 03, 2018
What Did 17th-Century Sailors Really Eat?
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Thank you!!!
Oct 07, 2017
What Did 17th-Century Sailors Really Eat?
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Thanks so much!!!
Oct 07, 2017
What Did 17th-Century Sailors Really Eat?
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Thanks, Beverly! Couldn't have it done it without your help!
Oct 07, 2017
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Thank you so much!
Oct 07, 2017
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Thank you!!!
Oct 05, 2017
What Did 17th-Century Sailors Really Eat?
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Great idea! I am a fan of Patrick O'Brien and it would be amazing to see this work incorporated into historical fiction. Thanks!
Oct 05, 2017
What Did 17th-Century Sailors Really Eat?
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Thank you very much!
Oct 05, 2017
What Did 17th-Century Sailors Really Eat?
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Thank you! We will certainly keep everyone updated with the results.
Oct 05, 2017
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Thanks for the kind comment. We look forward to sharing the results and a few beers with you if you're in the Houston area when we have our beer tasting!
Oct 05, 2017
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Thank you for the lovely comment. Jillian was a pleasure to work with and an integral part of our team--thanks for all your support and guidance!
Oct 01, 2017
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Thank you for your support, Meg. We'll be sure to keep everyone updated with the results!
Oct 01, 2017
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