Status Report April 15, 2002 (LMG02-03)

From LMG Chief Scientist, Jose Torres to NBP Chief Scientist, Peter Wiebe

 

Hi Peter,

 

We arrived at Lavoisier and did a quickie mammal/penguin survey along the east coast during daylight hours. The weather allowed for zodiac ops beginning in the late morning, and our seal group led by Jenn Burns had one near miss on a crabeater seal in the morning and a full workup, including a successful tagging, on another in the late afternoon. Chris Denker and Brett Pickering did a bridge/zodiac survey for penguins but found the area to be penguin free. During the evening Torres/Daly did a short Tucker trawl to 250 m and came up with a moderate krill haul. Meng Zhou's group will be completing an ADCP/CTD (Kendra Daly will deploy the HTI if the ice permits) survey across the Matha Strait and across the northern end of Hanusse Bay before daybreak. We are encountering a fair amount of ice up here, with a combo of old pack ice floes, glacial rubble and growlers.

 

Hope things are going well on the NBP. Sounds as if your first science day was a full one indeed.

Best from the LMG, Jose