April 8, 2021
The Flysch is launched and we hope it will never find its namesake!
The Flysch (WMO #5906434) was named by Dr. Isabelle Therriault at the University of British Columbia Okanagan in Kelowna, BC Canada. The reasoning for the name:
“A flysch is a deep-marine sedimentary facies. As I am currently teaching university-level oceanography and sedimentology & stratigraphy courses, flysch rocks link the 2 subjects quite nicely. I’ve also been extremely impressed while visiting the world-class exposure in Zumaia, Basque Country.”
Elizabeth Ricci was the shipboard technician in charge of this launch and the float decorations are from Elena Perez!