|Mooring equipment on the aft deck of RRS Discovery as she leaves Southampton.|
|The CTD frame being manoeuvred on deck|
before being deployed for the first profile.
A short port call in Santa Cruz provides an opportunity for additional scientists, technicians and crew to join the ship. Some personnel will be leaving us too. Steve has completed his work setting up the Myrtle Lander and Mike has finished work in the meteorology lab initiating the underway measurement of methane and carbon dioxide.
A number of other unofficial participants have left the ship since we arrived in port. During our passage Discovery had become home to a surprising variety of birds. A robin made himself at home in the main scientific lab and was often seen perching on a keyboard or monitor. Also spotted on the ship were a falcon, two owls, and a number of finches.
|One of several birds who hitched a ride on RRS Discovery|