Monthly Archives: October 2009

R/V Pelagia 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.

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BobGeo 2009. Day 14 – The last full day of the BoBGeo Cruise

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

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R/V Pelagia 2009: Monday 19th October. James Keating (Foreign Observer)

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.

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R/V Pelagia 2009 Day 1: The day of the landers

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.

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BobGeo 2009. Day 13 – Two days to go

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

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BobGeo 2009. Day 12 – What happened to the storm?

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.

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BobGeo 2009. Day 11 – A quiet day…

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

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