For a brief moment this evening, the whole gang of Chief Scientist Trainees was awake. Since operations run around the clock, such moments are rare. We saw humpback whales breaching in the distance (too far for my camera lens to get a good shot unfortunately), dolphins ride the bow wake, the Big Sur coast to the east, and the sunset to the west. It was a beautiful last evening on the water. I’m headed to bed after a 20 hour shift of net tows and CTD casts, but the ship remains busy with some nearshore coring operations which will go on until just before we arrive on land tomorrow.
Photo credit: Amanda Netburn