|View from our apartment|
On this section of the project we are using two types of acoustic recorders - the DTAG, which we attach by suction cups to a whale for up to a day, and the DMON, a passive acoustic recorder. The DMONs will either be towed behind the boat in a "towfish" or drift passively underwater, attached to a floating buoy, depending on the behavior of the animals and our research objectives. One of our tasks to get ready for tomorrow was to seal the floating buoy to protect the electronics inside that allow us to track and retrieve the DMON once it has been deployed.
|A fleeting feeling of victory|
This evening we met up with some of the other members of the field team but had to leave early to finish up our prep. Forecast suggests that there won't be much wind tomorrow and we plan to meet tomorrow at 5:45am to take advantage of the favorable weather.
|Equipment all ready to go for tomorrow morning|