Day 4: Question of the Day
What is the name of the ship? What did you do today? What samples are you trying to obtain?
-The name of the Ship is- R/V Melville. R/V stands for research vessel.
-Today we set two of the three mooring lines. Mooring lines are strands of cable and chain that connect various instruments that will record data while submerged hundreds of meters below the surface of the ocean. The two lines were dropped in Eel canyon. The length of the lines were roughly 650 meters and 1355 meters.
-On this trip we are not necessarily collecting samples but rather data on internal waves.
Deploying top float and satellite beacon
Scientist Jonathan Nash and Chief scientist Amy Waterhouse attaching temperature sensors to the mooring line
Deploying a ADCP
Chief scientist Ruth Musgrave operating the "A" frame
Preparing to drop the anchor
Vanessa Crandell-Beck and Alfredo Wetzel hard at work