CRS-NG-12 Nov 2, 2019Launch photo from the successful NASA mission CRS-NG-12 taken via a NASA Social Media event at Wallops Flight Facility, Wallops Island, for an International Space Station Resupply and Science mission: CRS-NG-12 on Nov 2, 2019 at 9:59:47 AM EST. #NASA #NASAsocial @NASA @NASAwallops @NASASocial


Homeward bound, heading south through the Gulf of Maine to a few more sampling stations off the coast of New Hampshire, near the bathymetric feature known as Jeffery’s Ledge. We hope to get a few more ‘Craib’ Sediment cores before steaming back to Rhode Island.


We have left the Bay of Fundy after several days of good sampling and we are headed back out to the Gulf of Maine, and eventually back to Rhode Island.


We are into our second day on EN519, a ‘Red Tide’ Cyst cruise in the Gulf of Maine.

We are at sampling station # 15, somewhere off the coast of New Hampshire in the south western portion of the Gulf of Maine.

Everyone almost has a routine down by now. There are 3 watches in the science party, which holds a combined 24 hour watch for the 9 day cruise: 12:00 AM – 4:00 AM, 4:00 AM – 8:00 AM, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM, 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM, 8:00 PM – 12:00 AM.

We saw some pilot and fin whales this morning when the visibility was good; the seas were flat, calm, and the sun was out.

Location: 42 deg., 42.687 North 70 deg., 31.117 West

Time: UTC 299 16:55:00