Hello from the acoustics team!

Leg 2 on the FSV Henry B. Bigelow started off slowly for the acoustics team, as we spent the first few days surveying inshore transect lines that were too shallow to safely deploy the towed hydrophone array. We arrived in deeper water by the morning of August 2, and we’re now fully operational with the array in the water. The acoustics team currently on board includes Samara Haver, a Leg 1 veteran, joined by Genevieve Davis and Joy Stanistreet for Leg 2.

Although we’ve only collected a single day of towed array recordings so far, the first few days weren’t entirely uneventful. We successfully recovered two of the Marine Autonomous Recording units (MARUs) scheduled for retrieval during this cruise leg. A big thanks to the ship’s crew for their expert assistance during the recoveries, and to the visual observers for helping us spot the MARUs when they surfaced. We have one MARU left to recover, and we’re hoping that retrieval goes as smoothly as the first two!

Marine Autonomous Recording Units (MARUs)

The first MARU came back covered in barnacles and algae, but Gen took care of it with the pressure washer!  Photo credit:  NOAA/NEFSC Joy Stanistreet

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s