Monday, August 31, 2009

Japan Trench cruise update

Update from FS, aboard JAMSTEC YK09-12 at the Japan Trench:

We went to the first diving site, but the typhoon coming on our way, it was decided not to dive and rather to head to Mutsu Wan to get shelter from the waves. So without any sample to analyse we are reduced to bird and whale watching, especially yesterday as it was too wavy to work on the computer. Here is a picture of one of the two sperm whales I was lucky to see from the bridge.
Tonight I think we should have a drinking party for the sea gods so the second leg of the mission is successful.

Hope the weather gets better!