Monthly Archives: October 2009
If you wish to continue to follow the cruise blog for the Pelagia CoralFISH/HERMIONE cruise, you will find it on the NIOZ website’s Pelagia Cruise Diary.
As the cruise comes to an end the seismic streamer and air cannons are deployed for the last time – Multibeam continues mapping the Bay of Biscay sea floor and Chirp is still chirping – Last night’s grab comes up … Continue reading
51.25.96N, 11.46.40W We have had the luck of the draw with the weather for the first few days; but on this, Day 4 of the CORALFISH/HERMIONE survey, the Atlantic swell has won.
Today marked our first day of work on the HERMIONE/CoralFISH cruise; these overlapping projects focus on areas of biological wealth, which have either high numbers of species or rare species associated with a distinct area.
Monday 26th October Another fine day begins as the sun shines on the Pourquoi pas? There is still a bit of a swell today but I think I must be getting used to it as I don’t find myself staggering … Continue reading
Sunday 25th October The storm that everyone was talking about yesterday never seemed to materialise, instead today was a beautiful day. I even ended up sunbathing on the foredeck. Scampi and Calypso are deployed possibly for the last time this cruise.
Saturday 24th October Or is it the calm before the storm? It seems very quiet on board the Pourquoi pas? today with only Chirp and Multibeam working. There is a slight swell but maybe everyone is waiting for bad weather … Continue reading
Friday 23rd October The sea was much calmer yesterday, there was still a slight swell but nothing like the previous two days. Calypso and Scampi both deployed successfully. You can now read the French version of this blog and we are … Continue reading
Wednesday 21st October Despite the R/V Pourquoi pas? being quite a big ship it feels as if it has been tossed about quite a bit and I think one or two people are suffering slightly. Even with my patch, I … Continue reading
Still a heavy swell from last night with more to come tonight. Because of the swell nothing was deployed today other than the acoustic equipment, therefore I thought I might write a little about how my time onboard is spent.