Report 105 -- Saturday 7, October, 2000
DATE: Saturday 7, October, 2000
UNIVERSAL TIME: 0500
LOCAL (SHIP) TIME:1600
AUSTRALIAN EASTERN STANDARD/SUMMER TIME:1600
POSITION:-46 53.2 142 02.1
CURRENT SPEED (KNOTS):stationery at sediment trap site
DISTANCE TO NEXT WAYPOINT (NAUTICAL MILES): 419.5 to next sediment trap site
DISTANCE COVERED LAST 24 HOURS (NAUTICAL MILES): n/a
WEATHER CONDITIONS: partly cloudy
AIR TEMPERATURE: 9.3 degrees C
SEA TEMPERATURE: 10.2 degrees C
SEA CONDITIONS: very rough seas with a heavy swell
ICE CONDITIONS: nil
Buoy oh Buoy -we got it!! Sharp-eyed Judy Clarke spotted the sediment trap assembly buoys at 1730 (local Friday 6 October) -by 1900 the acoustic release and floats were onboard, followed by a current meter and sediment trap at 2000, another current meter and sediment trap at 2116 and the final ones at 2200. All were prepared for redeployment overnight.
This commenced at 1330 (Sat 7 Oct local) at 46 degree 47.91'S; 142 degrees 06.87'E and should be completed by 1630. Info recorded in Event Log. We are very pleased to retrieve this important data and equipment. Many thanks to the dedicated band of lookouts who assisted in the operation and to the ships' crew for their efforts in bringing it all onboard.
Field Training commenced today. Other programs continue. Also preparing for deployment of Continuous Plankton Recorder after completion of sediment trap work.
Suzanne and Gordon