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Octopus Rescue Mission

Yesterday we went out on the Sally Ann to swap the batteries on some offshore instrumentation.  Despite some extremely dense fog that made navigating tricky we made some new friends! Both instruments were playing host to octopi that only left their homes inside the instrument after the instruments were hauled on deck. One octopus decided to make his great escape back to the ocean through the boat’s bilge pump.  Luckily, Kent and Greg were able to save him and put him back in the water!

 

Los Penasquitos Field Work 2/2/17

Angelica, Isa, and Maddie went out to the lagoon to change out the batteries on our instruments.  We continually measure depth, water velocity, dissolved oxygen, salinity, and temperature in the lagoon.

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