A Marine Educator At Sea

Sea Grant's Bill Hanshumaker chronicles ocean research missions

A Marine Educator At Sea

Off the coast of Washington

October 19th, 2011 · No Comments · 2011 - R/V Wecoma, Deployment, Missions, Seismometers

Wednesday afternoon, October 19th – Off the coast of Washington at the edge of the continental margin

We just deployed another Cascadia seismometer. It will take 65 minutes to reach the ocean floor, 2630 meters below. It will take another hour to conduct the acoustic survey, as the Wecoma cruises in a kilometer and ½ circle overhead.

Ready to be released

 

Wecoma’s crane is lifting the seismometer over the side

 

It takes at least 5 crew members to deploy a seismometer

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