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Sunset Bongo Net Deployment off RV Ocean Starr
CTD-Rosette descending to 515m, bottles open for seawater collection
RV Shimada deck crew recover the CTD
Sta 90.90 Sunrise Bongo Recovery
NOAA Fisheries Manta Net fishes the air-seawater interface.
NOAA RV Bell M. Shimada in Monterey Bay
1301SH Dolphin Escort to Sta 87.90
1407NH: Velella velella "By-the-Wind Sailor" are often an indicator of El Niño
1311NH Market Squid at nearshore SCCOOS Station
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.