Today we began where we left off last night. Herwig and Jussi motored out to the mesocosm raft and spent the morning attaching the final chain and lashing the blue floats on to add stability and buoyancy. Since I wasn't with them, I don't have any pictures of that.
But here are the pictures I do have from the day.
Aug 1 2012a Rings for the mouths of the individual mesocoms.
Aug 1 2012b Sand and gravel filled bottles used as weights on the bags, one bottle per bag.
Aug 1 2012c Happily, this is not a mesocosm.
Aug 1 2012d Dog + plastic = instand shred
Aug 1 2012e Plankton! (albeit, dead plankton)
Aug 1 2012f Perched on one of the rings of the mesocosm raft.
Aug 1 2012g Still more fiddling with rust-frozen fittings
Aug 1 2012h Yay! More shipping boxes have arrived, including mine/ours. Those wooden boxes are our roller tables (more on that in the days to come).
Aug 1 2012i This time it's mostly XXs doing the heavy lifting. At least of this box.
Aug 1 2012j OK. Now I am ready to do some serious oceanography. Bring it on!
Aug 1 2012k Morgane and Briva bringing the first roller table up to the aggregation lab.