We retrieved the final ocean-bottom EM receiver just in time for lunch today, in dramatic style with 20 foot waves and 35 knot winds including occasional 60 knot gusts. We faced far more troublesome storms compared with our first voyage, making for some epic nail biting recoveries but also spectacular scenery.
Our final tally for this cruise is 42 out of 42 receivers successfully recovered. Each receiver was equipped with four sensors amounting to four channels of data, and we were fortunate to get 164 channels of high quality data with two channels of intermittent data and only two channels of unusable data. All in all, this amounts to a score of yasss*41.25! Another celebration worthy result after 128 successful recoveries during the first cruise.
Stay tuned for more details on preliminary data processing results in the coming days.