the worst as we rounded Point Conception as 20–30 knot winds and 2.5–4
meter seas had been forecast but instead the winds were moderate and the
seas 1–2 meters. Surface waters did cool, from 16º C to 13º C, and to
the west of Port San Luis, surface waters also freshened to S=32.7. Three
CTD stations were completed along the Central California coast and, with
the good weather, we were able to carry out diving operations this
morning. Iron concentrations have remained low.
The ship's crew has been especially supportive of our scientific efforts on this leg, and the successful data collection efforts are a tribute to their professionalism.
Baldo Marinovic examines a sample.
The tow fish in action.