We are on site & surveying!!

After some rough weather; near 80 knt winds and 30 ft seas, we arrived on site at about 6pm our time and we immediately turned south and started our multi beam grid. Each north-south track line will take about 5 hours and we are currently looking at a weather window on Sunday to launch Sentry and start dredging .

View of the stern from the Bridge of the of the R/V Thomas G. Thompson in the storm.

View of the stern from the Bridge of the of the R/V Thomas G. Thompson in the storm.

Some of the interesting bathymetric features we traversed on our way to the site

Another guyot. In the distance the guyot we traversed earlier this week, can be seen 140 km away from this one which we crossed yesterday, This one is about 16 km across and forms part of a NNE trending seamount chain visible in the satellite bathymetry.

Another guyot. In the distance the guyot we traversed earlier this week, can be seen 140 km away from this one which we crossed yesterday, This one is about 16 km across and forms part of a NNE trending seamount chain visible in the satellite bathymetry.

50m high sand waves traversed on our transit to the study site.

50m high sand waves traversed on our transit to the study site.