Drift arrows away
We had a few archers on the deck today to loose 101 drift arrows during a science stop. Kenmore Elementary, Glacier Park Elementary, Seattle Waldorf School and the Jewish Day School were represneted in this deployment. Everyone had fun reading the arrows before they were set adrift. The arrows were launched at -150.879654 and 72.655535 off the continental shelf in the Arctic Ocean. An ARGOS satellite drogue buoy and an iridium satellite drift buoy were released into the water with the arrows so we can track the drift. I hope to post the new positions on the drift map so stay tuned.
Today I also had the opportunity to do some underwater photography in the super clear water that is offshore in the Arctic right now. This image shows the view from underwater of the A-Frame used to deploy instruments over the side of the ship into the ocean.