This leg of the fall bottom-trawl survey is almost done! A little rain squall passed overhead in the beginning, but that didn’t slow down operations. The ship and science crew are so dedicated and hardworking that even rain blowing in sideways won’t dampen their spirits. So far, sampling on this leg has been a mix of inshore and offshore stations from Block Island, Rhode Island to the Hudson Canyon, a large submarine canyon on the Northeast Continental Shelf that's more than 10,000 feet deep in places. Just another day on the bottom-trawl survey!
Fall Bottom-Trawl Survey Goes On, Rain or Shine
Biological science technicians Christine Kircun and Katie Rogers team up in this blog to bring us enchanting images of the sea life they sample during the Northeast Fisheries Science Center's 2019 fall bottom-trawl survey
The Northeast Fisheries Science Center has conducted resource cruises since 1885. Our scientists research marine mammals and Atlantic groundfish, and their habitats. On all cruises, oceanographic as well as meteorological data are collected.