August 2012 archive

Day 17: GLAD Expedition – Thank you and Goodbye… for now!

The penultimate day of the cruise is upon us (and it came with little fanfare). The drifters have been deployed. The CTDs have been cast. The fresh fruit has been eaten. This morning, the outhouse was emptied and the meteorological-sensor mast was skeletonized. Afternoon excitement included fellow student Conor catching an almost three-foot blackfin tuna …

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Day 16: GLAD Expedition – Heading Home

Batten down the hatches; we’re heading home. A myriad of inconveniences relating to currents and conditions have made the final GT-31 recovery a fool’s errand. As such, we are eastbound and down on the famous loop current. Next stop: Virginia Key. The day’s tasks have therefore been more of a bookkeeping/computer work nature. I had …

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