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Offshore Mooring Deployment

A mooring is a collection of devices that are connected to a cable and anchored on the sea floor. The CMOP mooring launched on Friday has a CT sensor mounted on the bottom side of the buoy, below the waterline. CT is an acronym for conductivity and temperature. The benefits of this mooring is the ability to continuously gather salinity (conductivity) and temperature data over the next six months.

Scientific buoys are painted yellow with a yellow light to identify it as a Ocean Data Acquisition System. This aids ships in identifying the purpose of the buoy.

The video demonstrates one technique for deploying the mooring from the R/V Wecoma.