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Gloria Walker Burger

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Re: NIKU IX
« Reply #30 on: June 23, 2017, 04:23:52 PM »

Thanks so much for the news, Andrew! So glad the new ROV arrived. Will look forward to the daily updates. Holding you and the dogs in the light!!
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Ric Gillespie

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Re: NIKU IX
« Reply #31 on: June 24, 2017, 05:22:13 PM »

No update from Andrew today.  The ship was scheduled to sail yesterday evening.  Probably no connection.  I'm standing by for a sat phone call or text.
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Leon R White

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Re: NIKU IX
« Reply #32 on: June 25, 2017, 02:30:10 PM »

Is their any info on the ROV they're bringing?  Depth, camera types, size?  The prototypes may not be the same as the production models.  Thanks so much for any info.
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Martin X. Moleski, SJ

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« Reply #33 on: June 25, 2017, 03:09:01 PM »

Is their any info on the ROV they're bringing?  Depth, camera types, size?

Andrew's post has a link in it.

Brian Tannehil posted a link to a video about the ROV.
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Leon R White

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Re: NIKU IX
« Reply #34 on: June 26, 2017, 07:58:31 AM »

Marty,
Thank you for patiently responding to me when I ask bonehead questions.  I never actually looked at that page for some reason.  My bad.
Leon
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Ric Gillespie

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Re: NIKU IX
« Reply #35 on: June 26, 2017, 08:01:18 AM »

Just to make sure everybody knows, we're doing daily updates at https://tighar.org/Projects/Earhart/Niku9/dailies/niku9dailies.html
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Bill Mangus

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Re: NIKU IX
« Reply #36 on: June 26, 2017, 08:20:36 AM »

For Andrew:

"Release bewildered shark".  Classic!!! ;D ;D
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Leon R White

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Re: NIKU IX
« Reply #37 on: June 26, 2017, 09:07:28 AM »

Every searcher's dream?  From GoogleEarth this morning.
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Brian Tannahill

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Re: NIKU IX
« Reply #38 on: June 26, 2017, 04:01:37 PM »

Leon,

I'm not following you.  Which part of the island is this?  I'm looking at Google Earth but I'm not finding it.  (I am presuming that you do mean Google Earth and not Google Maps but correct me if I'm wrong.)

Are you referring to the brown "pimple" in the middle of the light-colored patch?  Or something else?
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Leon R White

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Re: NIKU IX
« Reply #39 on: June 26, 2017, 05:13:48 PM »

I don't want to irritate the moderators, honestly.  It was just looking at this picture and seeing the gray winged like feature in the water that surprised me.  If you look at the ugly brown shrub and look left into the swater before the surf, you might see a gray wing shape, as if a plane were flying from right to left, under the water sort of.  In Tighar-land these kind of observations are referred to as "Camels in the Clouds" when the observer thinks the spotter is 'dreaming' or seeing things when there are no things there.  It was such an unexpected shape, right at the beginning of the boat trip, I couldn't resist remarking on it.  I have no idea what it really is, but open to friendly comments?  This is on the left hand side (western side) above the old shipwreck where it begins to curve from left to right.

I was looking in the area of the two pictures in the first post of the thread  "Mysterious new object on Nikumaroro." 


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Leon R White

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Re: NIKU IX
« Reply #40 on: June 26, 2017, 05:22:24 PM »

Here is the shape and the shrub.
The second photo is from the other thread - the picture "Object2014."  That's what I was looking for when I saw the first shape.
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Brian Tannahill

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Re: NIKU IX
« Reply #41 on: June 26, 2017, 08:00:45 PM »

Leon,

This one isn't jumping out at me, but I see all sorts of things when I look at the clouds.  I thought you might have seen a shark with a big smile on its face from Andrew rubbing its tummy.

(See here if you don't get the reference.)
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Ric Gillespie

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Re: NIKU IX
« Reply #42 on: June 28, 2017, 11:45:01 AM »

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Brian Tannahill

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Re: NIKU IX
« Reply #43 on: June 28, 2017, 08:20:19 PM »

So far there's been coverage in the New York Times, Washington Post, USA Today, and Time, but I haven't seen anything about the current expedition that goes beyond the National Geographic story that Ric linked to a few days ago.  (You can track the coverage on Google News.)

What do we know about how the search with the dogs will be done?  What locations will be searched, and in what order?  With four dogs, how many dog handlers are along?  Are the dog handlers specially trained to work with these dogs, or do the dogs just cover the area and, uh, follow their noses?  (Sorry.)
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Ted G Campbell

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Re: NIKU IX
« Reply #44 on: June 28, 2017, 11:40:07 PM »

Ric,

Suggest to Andrew to take the dogs over to the site where the child remains were found some years ago and report the results.

Ted Campbell
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