We finally reached our Scotia Ridge site today. But our hopes of launching a camera to directly survey the bottom were dashed.
Date: 23 Apr 2013
Today we transit to our next site, away from Shag Rocks and towards a tiny part of the Scotia Ridge that rises steeply from deep water.
This morning we were ready to go trawling at Shag Rocks.
After fishing on the north side of South Georgia for a couple of days, we decided to move around to the south side.
Finally this morning we arrived at South Georgia and began fishing in earnest.
You can imagine by now that we are all champing at the bit to arrive at South Georgia and begin our next round of sampling.
Date: 17 Apr 2013
Today I asked one of our scientists (who had never been on an Antarctic research cruise before) what she thought of the operation so far.
Date: 15 Apr 2013
En route to South Georgia.
We started the day with two muddy trawls. The ship came with some sieve tables, which are exactly as they sound: sieves as big as tables!
This expedition has not had an easy birth, but we are finally out and have started sampling.
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