That’s a wrap for us out here. Gear in hand, deck overflowing, data download party in full swing, we’re headed home. Till next time….
We’ve been mostly working crazy hours out here, pulling in a silly number of moorings, downloading hundreds of GB of data, dealing with a few unexpected twists and turns. But we took a couple minutes on the 31st for sanity-retaining-fun:
Actually far fewer than 99, only 15 more to go as of Thursday morning. We have had an incredibly busy few days, with a few unexpected challenges. As of now, we have most of the moorings onboard and tons of data being downloaded. A huge shout-out to the SIO research divers, who came out to lend us a hand.
The Sally Ride is steaming north, for the last major “big ship” effort. We have 6 days on site to recover 61 moorings, and were greeted this morning by news from the Captain to expect 15-19′ seas upon arrival. No problem! Or so we hope. We have an excellent ship, a solid science party, and lots of enthusiasm. We also … Read More
NASA has put Pt. Sal at the center of their ocean-color reporting (a coincidence?). Thanks to Kate Adams for pointing out the current regional phytoplankton bloom: It’s on the front page of ocean color today: https://oceancolor.gsfc.nasa.gov/ “On October 4, 2017 the Aqua/MODIS sensor saw some oceanic fall color that is less often noticed than the corresponding land-based colors of deciduous forests. … Read More