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Dispatch 13: A sampling we will go

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Steve Lambert, WHOI

August 14, 2012

The ship is headed toward land now en route to Tuktoyaktuk. Along the way the science team works round the clock taking and analyzing samples with the CTD, turbulence measurements with the microstructure profiler, more measurements with the underway CTD, biological samples with the nets, and so on. Between mooring stations several members of the science team take the opportunity to prepare equipment and reorganize the hold and forward deck. The weather is still not bad - a slight breeze and a little drizzle. At least it isn't snowing!

At the moment we are within 100 miles of the coast in approximately 2000 meters of water. The relatively shallow depths make for slightly quicker CTD stations. Also we are sampling locations that are fairly close together so this makes for a pretty busy time for the lab team. More stations means more samples to analyze and store for transport.

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