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10/16/05 - We're off!


2005 Life on the Edge team It took awhile, but we finally loaded all our gear and got everything stowed and lashed down. We did not pull away from the dock until 5:00 p.m., so we were able to spend some time creating and modifying traps for use on the sub. It was a beautiful evening as we headed out toward Cape Lookout Shoals. We took a group picture on the bow before a delicious dinner. Afterwards we watched a safety video, then had a safety briefing with the captain. Standing on the deck behind the bridge, we enjoyed a gorgeous sunset in the west and a moonrise in the east. Later we had a sub briefing followed by a science team meeting. We certainly have had our share of orientations!

Neuston net We are supposed to be at our first target location by 11:00 p.m. We will begin sampling with the Neuston Net immediately. Our first sub dive is scheduled for 8:00 a.m. Monday morning. We are looking forward to getting started!

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