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.
Happy stack of recovered sea spiders
Some unexpected twists and turns
Weather has been incredibly good
Egg sacks(??) attached to many mooring lines
Our octopus count has been skyrocketing. The winner so far is VB50S-A, which had 5(!) surprised octopi crawling out of every nook and cranny upon recovery
Quad-pod coming aboard