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16 Aug - Newport Hydroline

Night shift ran four CTD casts going east along the Lincoln Beach line starting at 0130. We arrived at station NH-1 on the Newport Hydroline, and started sampling at 0830. We've had several days of northerly winds creating a down-welling situation. Surface salinity was pretty constant across the shelf and slope. Conditions became rough with medium to high seas as we moved offshore. Two of the scientific staff became seasick. We conducted CTD casts at nine stations, and and collected water at four station (NH-3, NH-10, NH-30, and NH-45). We started sampling the last station at 2000. This pushed the group a little too much. We will reduce the daytime stations to 8 CTD stations and 4 sampling stations. We will also try to get started earlier in the day.