Boring is good

When deep towing we often say boring is good. That means we’re stuck sitting at the deep tow station all day watching the transmitter’s data feed while the ship moves along at a mere 1.5 knots (about 0.7 m/s or walking speed). Alternative non-boring scenarios include  winch drums freely unspooling, power transformers melting down, broken cable terminations shorting to seawater, torn transmitter electrodes or other things that would end our data collection. So yeah, boring is good. Photo and video from today below.

Christine Chesley, Eric Attias, Peter Miller and Jake Perez on the day shift in the deep tow station.