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RV New Horizon CalCOFI Deck & Lab Setup (click on any image for higher resolution)

2 Van Setup: LTER on Main Deck, IOD van on 01; (3 van setup: IOD, LTER, & CUFES vans, IOD van on 01 doesn't  change)
J-Frame Net & CTD Block Setup and rigging
Marine Mammals Acoustic Winch Setup  
Marine Mammal Acoustics Winch on starboard side  
Recent additions to CalCOFI Cruises (see prospectus for scheduled station work):
CTD block requires a tie-back line attached to the bottom of the block & rigged through the end of the J-Frame (see J-Frame Setup photo)
CTD block should be mounted such that the snatch block wire opening opens forward.
One 3500m CTD deep casts on station 90.0 90.0 (lat 31.418, lon -121.990) & optionally on 80.0 90.0 (lat 33.150, lon -123.221).
9 – 20m isobath SCCOOS stations are integrated into the 66 standard station pattern. 20m bottom depth determines station location ie requested lat-lon position may change slightly due to tidal or bottom variability.
Acoustic calibration (when scheduled) - performed on San Diego Bay (Harbor Island anchorage) by the acoustics group at the beginning of the cruise, taking 4-5 hours. The acoustics calibration team is shuttled ashore by small boat or water taxi.
Marine mammal acoustic array deployments during daylight hours. Using the small SeaMac winch & gunwale roller, marine mammal personnel deploy the acoustic array as we leave daylight stations at ~4kts.

 

 

 
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