Sunday, July 15, 2012

RV Bellows Geomorphology/Shallow Shelf Seafloor Mapping Cruise - July 2012


Bow where the dolphin hang out.
DAY 4 (July 15, 2012)

Another good day on the water. Seas calmed down today allowing for a more comfortable ride just in time for running the A benthic transect survey (off St Andrews Bay). Yesterday we could not have run this direction as the roll would have been too much.  1538 Z, seas 1-2 ft, running northeast on a transect.

A good weather day.

The student blog today is by Kaitlyn Toebe, recent graduate, University of West Florida.
“ The sea has calmed down a lot today. Much easier to move around and shower (No falling today :))  So far things have been running smoothly. It’s an easy trip with lots of time to read. The highlight so far was early this morning (during the 12 am – 4 am shift). Shane and I watched a bunch of Dolphins feeding on flying fish. Even saw a baby dolphin swimming with it’s mother! The flying fish glow bright blue in the boat lights, and the Dolphins are so quick! Very cool to watch! Hopefully they will be out again. It makes the time go by much faster.   – Kait”
Never too many of these.
Post Author:
Dr. Stan Locker


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