APL-UW moored SWIFTs and sea spider deployments complete

Thursday was day two on the water for APL-UW. The dolphins couldn’t quite keep up with us on our easy early morning transit from Port San Luis to Point Sal. We deployed APL’s last two sea spiders south of Point Sal under somewhat clear skies, with a hefty marine layer visible farther offshore. On the way home we ran into several large foamy streaks near the headland.

Tomorrow we’ll run through drifter release and survey protocols to get ready for the beginning of the intensive operations period!