By early afternoon we were way off-shore and out in the open Pacific Ocean, proper. While the mountains in this photo are impressive, what is particularly good news for us on the ship is how flat and calm the seas are. The water beneath the ship is already more than 1000 meters deep (whereas in the shallowest channels last night there were less than 5 meters of water below the hull of the ship) but the wind and waves are almost as calm as yesterday.

By early afternoon we were way off-shore and out in the open Pacific Ocean, proper. While the mountains in this photo are impressive, what is particularly good news for us on the ship is how flat and calm the seas are. The water beneath the ship is already more than 1000 meters deep (whereas in the shallowest channels last night there were less than 5 meters of water below the hull of the ship) but the wind and waves are almost as calm as yesterday. Image courtesy of Chris German, INSPIRE: Chile Margin 2012 Expedition, NOAA-OER.

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