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Station Positions Off So.California (detail)
1607OS: RV Ocean Starr CTD Recovery
1407NH CTD At Surface Ready to Sample
1607OS: Sta 83.51 PRPOOS Net
Bongo Descent to 210m
1604SH Calm Weather Bongo Washdown
1601RL Sta 93.3 26.7 Bongo Sample 07 Jan 2016
Three quart jars of red crabs, common during El Niño year, caught by the Bongo 210m net tow on 1601RL's first station.
CalCOFI 1601RL Manta Neuston Net Launch by Dave & Crew
1407NH Manta Net Fishing
1511OC Manta Sample Sta 77.60
1607OS: Velella velella Sunset
1607OS:Observers On-Effort Near Santa Rosa Island
The California Cooperative Oceanic Fisheries Investigations (CalCOFI) are a unique partnership of the California Department of Fish & Wildlife, NOAA Fisheries Service and Scripps Institution of Oceanography.
All CalCOFI ships actively collect sea surface, meteorological, and other types of continuous data. There are differences in systems used between boats and agencies as well as differences in data types and availability. The core parameters that are most reliably collected are navigational data such as GPS, thermosalinographic and fluorometeric data, and various types of atmospheric data such as wind and ship speed.