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 R/V Rachel Carson

Purpose: [Note: 12-hr day trips. Three operational days are scheduled out of San Pedro (4/12-14), followed by two days in port (4/15-16), followed by three op days (4/17-19).] This cruise begins the spring CANON / ECOHAB experiment in San Pedro Bay. The purpose is to observe and sample San Pedro Bay, particularly the region around the ESP moorings, using a combination of the Dorado AUV, the Carson profiling CTD and underway mapping system, drifters, and an optical profiling package.

Chief scientist: John Ryan

Scheduled start time: 4/12/2014 1:00:00 PM UTC
[4/12/2014 6:00:00 AM Pacific]

Scheduled end time: 4/20/2014 12:30:00 AM UTC
[4/19/2014 5:30:00 PM Pacific]

Equipment: Dorado AUV with two complete sets of Gulpers, the large CTD rosette, the underway mapping system, incubators and optical profiling package (to be loaded by Kudela Lab in Moss Landing), and drifters (to be loaded by Ryan in Moss Landing).