The beginning of the "No Mores"
Today marks the final day before we start the infamous "No Mores". No more Saturdays, then no more Sundays, and on and on until it is time for us to set a course towards dry land. With almost two weeks behind us on this second half of the cruise we have only a handful of sail lines left to complete (see figure below). Once we finish the lines we will head back down to the bottom half of our work site to fill in holes; isolated spots where we were unable to collect data due to strong currents or short-lived equipment problems. After that it's back to port where we will wave farewell to the R/V Langseth as it steams towards the waters offshore of Iceland for another scientific adventure.
Don't forget to check out our progress as we fill in the sail lines here.