2:47 pm local time
Sunday, October 4, 2015
CCGS Amundsen, Lancaster Sound
Philippe Archambault, the Chief Scientist onboard, was also in the Bridge. We began to ask him questions, and, once we started, our desire to understand gained momentum until there was no lapse in conversation. The languages switched, even within each sentence. He explained the equipment:
- Samples organisms fr. Oceans (various levels) in a water column (vertical).
- Mostly zooplankton and juvenile fish species.
- Collects undisrupted sample of sea floor + organisms using box + “spoon” to seal.
- Collects water samples at a predetermined depth.
Tonight we head out for our first sampling operation which could last until midnight. The excitement levels are running high onboard the Amundsen!
Lots of love,