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Journals 2005/2006

Debra Slade-Redden
New Caney High School, New Caney, Texas

"Platts Bank Survey"
R/V Galatea
July 10-24, 2005
Journal Index:
July 10 - 11 - 12 - 13 - 14 - 15 - 16 - 17
       18 - 19 - 20 - 21 - 22 - 23 - 24

July 21, 2005
My last day at sea

A night on the ocean quickly passed. By 5a.m. most of us were rustling about and eating breakfast. We started to work at about 6a.m. We did 3 stations before 8a.m. and then towed the fish finder along the crest of the bank.

Hard at work again. View full version pop-up.   Adam dropping TAPS. View full version pop-up.

Whale activity was sited by the plane so we moved to that spot and observed four humpbacks. They were not feeding but just moving from one place to another. The afternoon went quickly as we sampled many more stations, 12 total.

A little fluke action. View full version pop-up.

We headed for home around 2p.m. and arrived at the dock around 5p.m. After unloading and cleaning up the boat we headed home to shower and to meet Lew and several others for supper.