Blog post by Dr. Gail Anderson. Originally posted on Wiring the Abyss 2014 Expedition portal.
Friday September 19th, 2014 marks a milestone as it will be the 10th in a series of carcass deployments in the Salish Sea. Almost a decade ago, Dr. Verena Tunnicliffe saw me give a talk at the University of Victoria on forensic entomology and she invited me ‘on board’ VENUS to deploy a pig carcass as a human proxy under a camera at the bottom of the Saanich Inlet. I was the first external researcher in VENUS. No-one had ever been able to conduct such research – to observe in real time what happens...Read more