John Wise

John Wise

Wise Laboratory of Environmental and Genetic Toxicology, University of Louisville

Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology


Published on Nov 06, 2019


RESULTS ARE IN AND POSTED ON THE SITE! See the paper that came from the expedition this effort supported and the follow-on expedition the year after. We thought the site would automatically announc...

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Published on Oct 24, 2017

Samples Have Arrived!

I am pleased to report the samples from our trip to the Sea of Cortez have arrived in our Kentucky lab! It took a long time to receive the necessary permit, but we got them. Then Carlos and Diana...

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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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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 emai...more
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 physical...more
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 patte...more
Good luck team! I look forward to meeting you soon and to the success of the project!
Bryde's is indeed pronounced "Broodah", not "Brides"as it is South African name.