July 22, 2012 archive

Day 6: GLAD Expedition – 2 boats, 5 hours, 90 drifters…

Two small boats. Five hours. Ninety drifters. The time from breakfast to lunch was filled with the long-awaited “S1” deployment. Using nothing more than our small boat’s compass and our own mariners’ intuition (with some pre-loaded GPS waypoints on a hand-held Garmin), we dotted our little patch of Gulf with a third of the payload. …

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