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Journals 2005/2006

Jeff Manker
Gilroy High School, Gilroy, California

"Alaskan Coastal System - Environmental Variability, Bowhead Whale Distributions and Iñupiat Subsistence Whaling"
R/V Annika Marie
August 18 - 28, 2005
Journal Index:
August 18 - 19 - 20 - 21/22 - 23 - 24
           25 - 26 - 27

August 23, 2005
High Seas

As it turned out, we began running the transect, but the weather was so severe (high winds, big swells) that the ADCP was turning sideways in the water and giving readings that were unusable. So rather than smash the instruments and bash against the waves for several more hours we headed back and got to shore about 4:00 am. The weather forecast looked worse for the next twenty-four hours so we had an easy day in the lab.