Monday, December 11, 2006

11th December 2006. Today we stopped yet again so the Scientists could do another CTD test. This apparatus is lowered to the sea bed which is 3707m below and on the way up it takes the temperature, currents and there is a series of bottles inside that open at different depths then when this reaches the top they sample it for salinity and florescence. This test is carried out every 16n/miles. Whilst on deck a pod of 15ish Finn Whales came along side which brought everyone out of their cabins. As you can see by the size of the sea gulls they are large whales. We will also be entering the Antarctic Circle 60 deg South. There is a very cold chill in the air today.

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