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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.

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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