Sunday, September 14, 2008

It was a dark and stormy night...

Or morning...woke up today at 3am to get ready for my first watch. We definitely have the worst seas that we have had so far. We are definitely pitching and rolling out here!
We deployed our first OBS at 5am and are doing about 1 instrument/hr for the next 24 hours.

The picture above is from when we left Astoria four days ago.

Above is a view of the starboard side of the boat.

This is the observation tower for the marine mammal observers (MMO) who watch to make sure we don't hurt whales when we shoot our airgun array. Here is me, with another grad student, on the tower.
Finally, here is what the OBS's look like:

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