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Sunset Bongo Net Deployment off RV Ocean Starr
CTD-Rosette At Surface, Ready-to-Deploy
Sta 90.90 Sunrise Bongo Recovery
Shimada CTD Sampling from above
1301SH Extremely Calm Sunrise from Shimada's Bow
1407NH Recovering the CTD-Rosette Off Zuma Beach
1304SH CUFES Sample
NOAA Fisheries Manta Net fishes the air-seawater interface.
1311NH Market Squid at nearshore SCCOOS Station
1301SH Dolphin Escort to Sta 87.90
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.