August 24 photos

The top spherical float is released from the ship. (Mary-Louise Timmermans)
Deployment of the McLane Moored Profiler, which will measure temperature, salinity and currents through the water column. (Mary-Louise Timmermans)
Seaman Daniel Dunlap and Carpenter Gary Morgan change the reel on the spooler winch. (Mary-Louise Timmermans)
John Kemp and Boatswain Rico Amamio at the rail for deployment of the sediment trap. The sediment trap is positioned around 3500 m depth on the mooring wire to collect sinking particles in the water column. (Mary-Louise Timmermans)
Chief Officer Donald Whitty by the starboard A-frame. The mooring diagram is posted on the inside of the A-frame. The Deck Department and mooring team refer to this frequently to assess the deployment progress and double-check that all components have been positioned correctly. (Mary-Louise Timmermans)
Steve Lambert (WHOI) and Winchman Edward Bridgeman in the crane install the upward looking sonar in the top sphere. (Mary-Louise Timmermans)
Boatswain Rico Amamio and John Kemp (WHOI) deploy the backup buoyancy on Mooring D. (Mary-Louise Timmermans)

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