That’s right, Marah’s flight arrived and a little while after she showed up at the ship we were pushing away from the dock. We’re cruising at 12 knots to the first receiver deployment at station B17, the northernmost station in the back-arc. The wind feels colder offshore and there’s a thick marine layer, but its very beautiful outside. There are lots of birds out here, including the ubiquitous puffin.
Here’s Chris talking to Georgie, Dallas and Daniel about the data logger check-out procedures:
Dallas is a data logger checkout machine. Here she is filling in the start-time for the 48th receiver.
The team did a great job preparing the receivers today so that we will have only a few remaining steps to compete before throwing them over the side of the ship. Here’s the team in action:
As usual for research cruises, either right before or right after leaving the dock, the ship’s captain, crew and technicians lead a safety drill. Here’s Jake demonstrating how to don an immersion suit in less than 60 seconds.