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Cruise Diary, day 2: 17 Aug 2007

Friday 17 August 2007

7:30 am the Barnes left the MERTS campus dock to test sampling with Michael Wilkin (CMOP chief technician) in the South Channel. Because the air pump needed trouble shooting, we anchored in the side of the South Channel. We returned to MERTS dock for Michael to adjust the air pump. Lab is set up and ready to sample and all CTD sensors work well. Data is flowing back to the server after some configuration changes. We have agreed that all CTD casts (even ‘mistake’ ones) will be sequentially numbered. Everybody is eager to get the first sample! Byron Crump (chief scientist on Wecoma) and Lydie Herfort (chief scientist on the Barnes) had a phone conversation around 11:00 am.