Lots of recoveries, vent survey

This is Anton Ypma from the midnight shift – we had a great day and recovered a lot of seismometers. Only one failed to release it’s buoy, so we had to send the Jason down to help it out. The sea is getting a bit rougher than it has been, and due to the fact that the seismometers that we’re recovering now don’t have light beacons or radio transmitters on their buoys, we can’t recover them in the dark, so we’ve stopped for the night. We’re passing the time by scanning a (methane?) vent on the seafloor with the ships bathymetry equipment, and will begin recovering more OBSs at 6am tomorrow.

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