We planned a relatively short day in the field today (~4-5 hours) to do some trawling and sediment grabs in the adjacent waters. The whole house sprang into action, as those departing in the boat prepared to do so, those remaining took on projects that could be completed in the bunkhouse.
The Sonde is an expensive, high tech piece of equipment that measures many water quality parameters. We took data on temperature, conductivity, salinity, dissolved oxygen, pH and chlorophyll at three different depths. We measured at the surface, at two meters and at three meters which is just above the bottom of the water column.
Dragging the trawl allows those on board (not captaining!) to sneak in a quick cat nap. The trawl is usually in the water for at least 10 minutes up to 20 or so. Nap time! I had finished my short nap just before these photos were taken.