Category Archives: BobGeo 2009

BobGeo 2009. Day 6 – SCAMPI goes astray

Monday 19th October Last night another core approximately 12m long was recovered by Calypso and SCAMPI was deployed at around 10.30pm and again this afternoon when it was reluctant to come back. The weather is about to change as a … Continue reading

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BobGeo 2009. Days 4 and 5 at sea

Sunday 18th October Jean-Francois is very keen to have the blog translated into French so that the families of the the people on board can read about what is going on during the cruise. Success with Calypso (the carottier/corer): a … Continue reading

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BobGeo 2009. Day 3 – early results

Another fine morning with clear skies. However, with the Pourquoi pas? sailing at around 8 knots the wind felt quite strong and was very bracing as I stood on the front deck of level seven looking for the dolphins.

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BobGeo 2009. Day 2 – Sampling begins

Thursday 15 October The wind got up a bit last night and although we arose to another bright and sunny morning the sea was quite a bit rougher than yesterday.

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BobGeo 2009. Day one at sea

My first time at sea started today when we set sail this morning at 8.00AM.

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BobGeo 2009. Arriving on the Pourquoi pas? One day to go!

Tuesday 13 October I’ve had a very interesting week at the CoralFISH Conference in Heraklion where I met with Jean-Francois Bourillet, the Chief Scientist on the BoBGeo Cruise.

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BobGeo 2009. 10 days to cast-off

Let me introduce myself: I’m Owen McPherson and I’ll be writing a blog for this website during the BobGeo cruise aboard the Pourquoi Pas?

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