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Journals 2004/2005

Catherine Roberts
Western Branch Middle School, Chesapeake, VA

"Study of frontal zones in
the vicinity of Cape Hatteras"

R/V Cape Henelopen
July 31 - August 14, 2004
Journal Index:
July 28/31

August 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9

          10 - 11 - 12 - 13 - 14

August 9, 2004
Back Into Science

The scanfish was deployed at 2300 last evening. One Loggerhead Sea Turtle was spotted in the early morning light. The scanfish shows low salinity water from the Chesapeake Bay plume reaching the Atlantic Ocean off Outer Banks, NC. We repeat the survey of two of our data grids we scanned immediately after Hurricane Alex. We observe stronger temperature and salinity layering after the mixing effects of high winds and waves have dissipated.

It is another sunny flat day and we are grateful. Whale sitings include: Pilot Whales, Bottlenose Dolphins, and Cuvier's Beaked Whale. We have also seen lots of jellyfish. Several Mola Mola fish drift by which makes sense since they feed on jellyfish. The day ends with a beautiful sunset as we steam to our next grid site.

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