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John Wise

John Wise

Wise Laboratory of Environmental and Genetic Toxicology, University of Louisville

Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology

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Published on Apr 08, 2017

Sea of Cortez 2017

We are off to the Sea of Cortez again launching on Monday as a followup project to the one you supported last year through experiment.  If you wish to follow along you can follow us on Facebook - @...

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Published on May 04, 2016

​Wednesday, April 13. Day 12 at Sea - by Dr. Wise

Wednesday, April 13. Day 12 at SeaIt was time to head into port and then head home. The trip has been a fantastic success both in terms of samples collected and in the interaction of our team. We ...

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Published on May 03, 2016

Tuesday, April 12. Day 11 at Sea - by Dr. Wise

Tuesday, April 12. Day 11 at SeaOur last full day at sea. Tonight we will anchor and tomorrow by 4 pm we have to be in port so the Captain can join the ship and bring us to dock. The day started o...

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Published on May 02, 2016

Monday, April 11. Day 10 at Sea - by Dr. Wise

Monday, April 11. Day 10 at SeaToday we went into refuel and make some crew changes. The Captain has to give a presentation in Mexico City tomorrow so she will depart until she brings us in on the...

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Published on May 01, 2016

Sunday, April 10. Day 9 at Sea - by Dr. Wise

Sunday, April 10. Day 9 at SeaIt was to be a second day of breathtaking whales near the boat. The morning began with a pair of fin whales spotted early. We pursued our normal strategy and after s...

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Published on Apr 30, 2016

Saturday, April 9. Day 8 at Sea - by Dr. Wise

Saturday, April 9. Day 8 at SeaWe are now clear that biopsying here in the Gulf of California is quite different than in the Gulf of Maine of the Gulf of Mexico. In the Gulf of Mexico, the whales...

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Published on Apr 29, 2016

Friday, April 8. Day 7 at Sea - by Dr. Wise

Friday, April 8. Day 7 at SeaBy midday there were still no whales and them team was in need of an enthusiasm boost. The Captain and I noticed a pod of dolphins so I asked her to head their way. I...

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Published on Apr 28, 2016

Thursday, April 7. Day 6 at Sea by Dr. Wise

Thursday, April 7. Day 6 at SeaNo whales today. Just a quiet day at sea. It is actually the most common aspect of the work – days at sea without sightings. We have been lucky so far. Hopefully, t...

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Published on Apr 27, 2016

Wednesday, April 6, 2016 – Day 5 at Sea

Wednesday, April 6, 2016 – Day 5 at SeaI started developing my whale research in 1998. Hard to believe 18 years have passed as those first days seem like yesterday. I’ve worked on many species from...

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Published on Apr 26, 2016

Tuesday April 5, 2016 – Day 4 at Sea by Dr. Wise

Tuesday April 5, 2016 – Day 4 at SeaMeals are always a key and central activity on a boat. The work of the day and the constant motion your body experiences makes you quite hungry. Indeed, the cook...

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Published on Apr 22, 2016

Sunday, April 3, 2016 – Day 2 at Sea

Sunday, April 3, 2016 – Day 2 at SeaI have already lost track of my days. I was surprised to discover it was a Sunday! Oh my, what a day it was…The day started early again with Johnny’s alarm wak...

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Published on Apr 21, 2016

Saturday, April 2, 2016 – Day 1 at Sea by Dr. Wise

Saturday, April 2, 2016 – Day 1 at SeaI remain convinced that time at sea should be a regular requirement for people. There is something to being on a small boat with a small number of people tryin...

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If we can access the Experiment page at sea - we will certainly post. But, we are guessing we will not have regular access to it so we recommend signing up by emailing us through our website. We do not have an email list of supporters from Experiment so we cannot simply add everyone to the email list. If you wish to email us at our contact email on the site wiselaboratory@gmail.com and request to be on the voyage email list - we will add you
Apr 08, 2017
Are Pollutant Levels Changing in Marine Life? A Case Study of Metal Levels in Whales in the Sea of Cortez
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Rest assured once the samples arrive in Kentucky- we will be posting the news here on Experiment! We will then post the results of the first years trip here on Experiment- once the analyses are done. For now, its off to sea for a second year. It will also be a good chance for us to be physically in Mexico to better deal with the permit delays.
Apr 08, 2017
Are Pollutant Levels Changing in Marine Life? A Case Study of Metal Levels in Whales in the Sea of Cortez
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The results of last years samples are not yet in. Mexico has taken a long time to issue the necessary import permit. I'm told it will be ready in time to bring last years and this years samples to Kentucky at the same time just after this years trip. We have been finding some interesting patterns over multiple years in our other field sites so we decided it was best to go forward with this year even though we don't have last years data yet.
Apr 08, 2017
Are Pollutant Levels Changing in Marine Life? A Case Study of Metal Levels in Whales in the Sea of Cortez
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Good luck team! I look forward to meeting you soon and to the success of the project!
Apr 05, 2017
Cuvier’s beaked whales of Guadalupe Island, Mexico: An investigation of one of the world’s most elusive marine mammals
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Bryde's is indeed pronounced "Broodah", not "Brides"as it is South African name.
May 03, 2016
Are Pollutant Levels Changing in Marine Life? A Case Study of Metal Levels in Whales in the Sea of Cortez
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