You take one down, pass it around, 99 moorings left to recover…

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