Rough seas prevented the ship from conducting operations. Image courtesy of the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, 2016 Hohonu Moana. Download larger version (jpg, 2.5 MB).
The seas were too large for operations today. We tried to collect some mapping data, but the data quality was poor, so we secured the sonars. The seas were running 15-18 feet and the winds were in excess of 25 knots most of the day. So the majority of the ship’s crew worked on projects inside the ship and we spent a lot of time looking at the weather forecasts. Tuesday does not look good, but there is a chance at a dive on Wednesday.