ship track of R/V Seward Johnson during the Estuaries to the Abyss expedition

The ship track of the research vessel Seward Johnson during the Estuary to the Abyss Expedition. Equipment problems and a family emergency sent the ship to Charleston twice. Tropical Storm Gaston forced the ship south for an impromptu exploration of reefs and scarps east of Jacksonville, Florida. The storm made landfall in Charleston, where all but two of the scientists aboard ship live. Hurricane Frances will ensure that the ship returns on schedule to Ft. Pierce, Florida on Wednesday, September 1. Its predicted track takes it toward Florida by the end of the week.

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