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Dispatch 7: Redeployment

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Joey Wenig

September 27, 2014

Today, we redeployed the mooring we had recovered yesterday at station BGOS-D (with some instrument changes). First, a bathymetric survey was done in order to choose an optimal location on the seafloor for the mooring to rest. Following that, just after lunch, the mooring started going overboard. It was a cold day, with strong winds and flurries of snow, making it all the more impressive to watch the mooring team, led by John Kemp, working—frequently in bare hands—to make sure everything went smoothly. The final piece of the array to go overboard was the giant yellow sphere that tops off the mooring, about an hour after darkness fell, with the sounds of Karaoke from the forward lounge discernible in the background.

While a few CTD/rosette casts and other science activities happened over the past two days, things were mostly set on hold while the mooring work took place. Now it’s back to business as usual, at least for a couple more days, until we arrive at the next mooring site, BGOS-A.

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