We are in a tropical depression with a 60% chance of this turning into a cyclone within the next 48 hours. Follow the NOAA report: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/gtwo_atl.shtml
Archive for September 5, 2010
O.K., it does get rough out here. We have been getting slammed all morning with an occasional downpour of rain. the rough seas just make everything (including just standing or walking) much, much harder and instruments start breaking down. The Optical plankton counter is now broken and is being taken apart.
Here are photos of some of the many oil rigs that we passed
Yesterday afternoon we passed the half-way point. Things are still going relatively smoothly although rough weather late last night and early this morning is causing difficulties with bubbles of the fish acoustics system. Waves are scheduled to dissipate later today. We are relatively close to where the oil spill was. We did get satellite TV [...]