We are leaving again, to the South. Different disciplines: oceanography, marine mammals, geology, chemistry, atmospheric physics, biology. On board the RV Tangaroa 40 people, six weeks, 7800 km. You can find more information here: NIWA , Univeristy of Auckland , A un paso de la Antartida , MetOcean and of course Twitter and Instagram.
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I've already told you that we always swim around a fountain. That fountain is called the Carter Fountain named after the guy who paid for it (and that drowned a couple of days later; now, that is bad luck!). Anyway, the truth is that it is quite a distinctive feature to find your way around … Continue reading Up and down
The ADCPs are ready to go! This guys will be deployed for a whole year recording measurements of current velocities and direction. There will be standing on a wire anchored to the bottom of the Ocean with a few other instruments that will be recording Ocean variables such as temperature and salinity. How cool is … Continue reading Ready to go
A few Sundays ago there was a swim in one of my favorite places, Lyall Bay, a beautiful beach looking towards Cook Strait. I could not swim as I am still recovering from my 10k swim. But I went to cheer the brave swimmers that were defying the elements. As opposed to swimming in the … Continue reading Not that way!!!
Every time you get in the water it is a different adventure. There are days, like today, where the Ocean is flat as glass. Those days you can concentrate in enjoying the beautiful feeling of your arms breaking the perfect surface. You can feel yourself gliding through the water, you can look around and enjoy … Continue reading Waves and waves
Tangaroa is getting ready for the next adventure. 20 days voyage to the Southern Ocean to deploy pretty cool equipment and to get to the bottom of some of the mysteries of Campbell Plateau. I have been before to Sea, I have been before in the Tangaroa, and I have even been on Campbell Plateau … Continue reading Tangaroa