August 21 photos

The deck crew works with the first piece of the recovery: the 2000 meter wire. (Steve Lambert, WHOI)

The monkeys - as the profilers are commonly known - climb up and down the wire collecting data through the year. It is all stored until the unit is recovered.

(Steve Lambert, WHOI)
The lower floatation spheres usually come up in one big clump but this time was a little neater.  You can just make out the sediment trap in the water below. (Steve Lambert, WHOI)
The sediment trap breaks the surface.  This unit worked perfectly collecting 21 sets of samples. (Steve Lambert, WHOI)
Sediment trap and glass floatation spheres being brought aboard.  You see the small sample bottles on the bottom of the trap. (Steve Lambert, WHOI)

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