July 15, 2005
We started the survey of the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Since the stations were a lot closer than the normal survey lines, the work was more intense. It seemed that as soon as I started to filter the samples, it was about time to help with the next case.
This was also the last day before our science crew switch, so there was a lot to discuss before the day was over. All of the PIs decided to meet one more time to decide what to do after the change of personnel.
After the PIs met, we got together in small groups to converse about which roles were going to change. For me, that meant that I would be off of CTD deployment and recovery duty and assist more with fluorometer readings of chlorophylls.
After our meetings, we finished the survey of the Strait. Dr. Lessard, Dr. Trick, Susan Geier, Shelly Nance and Peggy Hughes packed up their personal belongings and prepped their teams for the rest of the cruise. It was a hectic time as they were also trying to assist in the experiments at hand.