Furthest Point South
With so much wire to put out and a winch that runs at 60 meters per minute, the entire station may take 2 hours, whereas the shallow casts on the Canadian shelf were averaging 20 minutes. As there is very little for the CTD handlers to do between deploying the CTD and bringing it back aboard, it was a long, slow, and uneventful night. Inbetween the occasional bouts of activity in the snow on deck, I read a couple recent papers in the Journal of Physical Oceanography and learned how to play cribbage. The current chief scientist is from Cape Breton in Canada, where apparently everyone plays cribbage (in addition to playing fiddle and saying "new-fund-LAND"). I'm hoping to challenge him to another game during the next watch, but by then we'll be on the edge of the Greenland shelf, where our CTD casts will once again be short, shallow, and close together.