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 R/V Western Flyer

Purpose: This cruise will be focused on three areas of special interest, including: (a) on the canyon flanks adjacent to where sediment traps have been deployed and are planned to be deployed again, (b) within the SGFZ, and (c) adjacent to an area which has been mapped at 5-‐cm resolution by the Ocean Imaging Project.

Chief scientist: Charlie Paull

Scheduled start time: 10/24/2014 3:30:00 PM UTC
[10/24/2014 8:30:00 AM Pacific]

Scheduled end time: 10/31/2014 UTC
[10/30/2014 5:00:00 PM Pacific]

Equipment: Equipment: Vibracoring system, Swing arm for extra vibracore tubes, Push cores, Biobox (for rocks), Niskin bottles on ROV, Pore water van, Two Ropak containers to hold empty core tubes.