Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Last day of sampling

Early this morning, we completed our final stations of the section across the northern Alaska Gyre and are done with all CTD casts as well as other over-the-side operations.
Celebrating the recovery of the CTD rosette on the last station of the day shift yesterday 
(station 203 at 18:30).
Total number of stations accomplished on leg 2 is 95 of which 78 were along 152ºW and 17 were on the cross-gyre section. The night shift is slowly adjusting to a normal-life schedule, and everyone is trying to catch up on some sleep. We have a 4-day steam from our last station to Seattle which gives time to pack up and also to get those data reports in!