Sailing as mate for a couple short trips onboard the Cliffy as she’s known. This week’s trip is in Puget Sound. Yesterday we deployed a science mooring then took water samples. The rest of the trip is water samples and net tows. I’ll try to take some more pictures. Since there is just a crew of two, we either anchor or tie up to a dock each day. Last night we anchored in Port Madison across from Seattle and the views of Mount Rainier are incredible.
Cliffy is a former USCG harbor tug converted to research. She’s scheduled to be replaced with a bigger purpose built vessel in the next couple years.