24 May 2022
Halfway through our journey, today (May 24th, day 25@sea out of 42 days in total) we deployed our 8th GO-BGC float, Águila dorada. Águila dorada was adopted by grades 7-8 of El Dorado Elementary School in Stockton, CA and was beautifully decorated by our science party and crew party with an eagle representing both the school mascot and the culture of many of the students (Image 1). Bon voyage Águila dorada!
Image 1: ResTech Josh Manger (left) and CTD watchstander Mariana Aguirre Nunes (right) cleaning the sensors before the float deployment. Photo Credit: Vic Dana
Image 2: Cleaning the bio-optical sensor. Photo Credit: Vic Dana
Image 3: Putting Águila dorada in water. Photo Credit: Vic Dana