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Rough Waters

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On day four of our expedition, the Oceanus encountered three to four foot swells coming from two different directions. These waves constructively interfered in such a way that they became up to seven foot swells! As the ship rocked violently, any non-secured object flew from its resting area. We even had to tie down our chairs to channel iron so they wouldn't tip over. Unfortunately, some of the ARRA deep-water OBSs were damaged. Although repairing them temporarily delayed our schedule, we were relieved to know that the OBSs were still deployable. Since day four, the sea has been relatively calm but we might encounter turbulent waters as the week ends.

Figure 1: A large swell crashing on the starboard side of the research vessel.

- Magali