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18 Aug - Columbia River line

Night shift ran six CTD casts going east along the Cape Falcon line, and finished early enough for us to arrive at the first Columbia River line station at 0630. We visited nine stations, and took water samples at four stations (CR-7, CR-15, CR-25, CR-40). At station CR-7 we collected 12 10-liter niskin bottles at the chlorophyll maximum for Lisa Zeigler. We collected core samples at two stations (CR-15, CR-35). Rachel Schneider subsampled from the multicorer with cut-of 60-cc syringes, and froze the sediment at -80. We completed the final cast at about 2000 hours. During the day we took some time to identify the birds that hang around the ship. The largest birds were Black-footed Albatross, but we also saw Sooty Shearwaters, Puffins and some kind of Petral.

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