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Journals 2009/2010

Beth Brocato
Exeter-West Greenwich Junior High School, W. Greenwich, Rhode Island

"Bottom Trawl Survey, Northeast Fisheries Science Center"
September 9 - 24, 2009
Journal Index:
September 9 - 10 - 11 - 12 - 13 - 14 - 15 - 16
                 17 - 18 - 19 - 20 - 21 - 22 - 23

September 10, 2009
Day 2...Maybe...

Coordinates: 41°31.836' N, 71°18.810' W

So, after returning to the ship at the time requested, I find no one around. I then hear someone talking in the conference room. I poked my head in and saw two other volunteers. They had stayed on the ship last night. I asked where everyone else was and was then informed that the trip had been delayed once more. As of today, we are now supposed to leave tomorrow (Friday) at 2 p.m. We'll see!

So, I went back home and looked up the weather advisories. See below.

NOAA weather advisory map for Sept. 10

See the lavender color? That is the area we will be trawling. The lavender color represents a weather advisory for GALE FORCE winds. Winds that travel 23 - 63 miles per hour are classified as gale force winds. Wave height can reach over 13 feet. If you have access to YouTube, watch this video of a small trawler in Gale Force Winds.

I also included the video on my homepage (Trawler in Gale Force Winds).