High winds and high seas are a powerful combination and the reason that Okeanos spent the day inshore, in sheltered waters. Image courtesy of NOAA Okeanos Explorer Program, Our Deepwater Backyard: Exploring Atlantic Canyons and Seamounts 2014. Download larger version (jpg, 1.6 MB).
Our bad luck with weather continued today. We stayed in sheltered waters near Martha’s Vineyard in an attempt to avoid the high winds off shore. We spent the day testing new equipment, planning for the winter inport, catching up on paperwork, and collecting sonar data when conditions permitted. Although the forecast doesn’t look bright for this weekend, we will try for a dive tomorrow in Ryan Canyon.