June 21: AUV Polaris starts its journey

Thanks to our AUVs we can sample at two locations at the same time. Yesterday  we released AUV Polaris that will sample a pre-defined box throughout the next couple of days. Every time it surfaces, its position and data will be transferred via satellite. You can follow Polaris’s progress on the site linked here.

Engineer Noa with AUV Polaris before launch.
View from an AUV during recovery.

Hurricane Claudette seems to pass us further south than originally expected. Thus, we did not need to seek shelter close to Martha’s Vineyard and were able to stay close to the intrusions. …

And we had our first squid-sighting! While taking evening CTDs close to the nose of the intrusion the squid were drawn in by the ship’s lights.

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