Diary

Kattegat

Author: Hanna Paulomaki and Christina Abel
9 April 2011

During the night the weather has improved tremendously, which made it possible for us to start sailing towards Kattegat to do some ROV filming in the deep areas there. The sun was shining as we got our morning coffee on the deck.

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The wind

Author: Hanna Paulomaki and Christina Abel
8 April 2011

The weather has not really been on our side today. We were treated with even stronger winds than yesterday, about 50 – 70 knots/hr, rendering any plans for field work impossible. Instead, we worked to identify the species we captured on video and with the dredge. Ricardo Aguilar, our director of research, has been an invaluable source of information in this process; he is truly a walking encyclopedia of marine species!

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Day 1

Author: Hanna Paulomaki and Christina Abel
7 April 2011

We left Copenhagen yesterday with butterflies in our stomachs. We are all very excited that the expedition finally started and we feel very fortunate to be part of such an experienced crew on this wonderful boat. During the night the ship cruised out from Öresund towards Kattegat with the aim of starting to explore the reefs and sandbanks of the area.

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