6 May 2022
Our third BGC-Argo float (Aggie) has been deployed by Megan Roadman! Aggie is the float mascot of grades 9-12 of McArthur High School in Hollywood, FL where although agriculture is the base class, the students are also interested in the ocean. Aggie was deployed as we sailed through an ocean eddy, which recirculates water from the Kuroshio Current – one of the strongest ocean currents. This current brings warm equatorial waters to the North Pacific with lots of nutrients to feed hungry phytoplankton. This will be a very interesting place to observe the ocean!
Caption: Megan Roadman (right) holding Aggie above the water while Res-Tech Royhon Agostine lowers Aggie into the ocean for deployment. Photo credit: Lauren Moseley
Caption: The Aggie float in all her glory, featuring beautiful designing and stencil work by the artistically gifted of P02 Leg 1. Photo Credit: Lauren Moseley
Caption: Drifting off into the great blue unknown – soon to be a little more known, thanks to Aggie! Photo Credit: Lauren Moseley