We’ve also been doing a lot of mooring recoveries and deployments. I’m always involved in those so its hard to get and photos. Here are the anchors used for these moorings. They are used train wheels and weigh approx. 3300 lbs. The yellow floats seen in the background are used in the system as well and house a glass ball inside that is good to 6000 meters. We did have a couple come up that had imploded and the glass that remained was like silica sand from the intense pressure.
We have a pair of Samoan observers onboard. This one has been a fisherman his whole life. This is the first time he ever used a rod and reel. I gave him a few pointers and he fished for hours playing with the new toy. We have been seeing lots of skipjack tunas, small bait and had a marlin swim through the lights. We’ve been sitting on station allot so fishing had been tough.
On Sunday our stewards department had an evening BBQ for the crew and science party. Its a nice break. Someone set up a kiddie pool and a few people jumped in. (If I jumped in there would be no more water left)
A few games of cornhole were played, where yours truly was crowned champ. We didn’t bother taking down the hammocks that were swinging in the way. They just made if more difficult.
And finally……our own Seattle Seahawks defeated the SF Forty Whiners to make it into to superbowl against the Denver Broncos. It will be a tough game against Payton Manning and the Denver passing game. I wish we had a sat TV out here!
In the future I will need to make these posts a bit shorter so they will work with our ships internet. Hope everyone is well. TT