Photo: The first mate gives a first aid training session to the crew while we are at anchor
2021 September 10 - Station 2
We took advantage of a quiet morning to finish adjusting our instruments, with particular attention given to the zooplankton net. The chief mechanic and one sailor spent a lot of time re-fabricating a broken part and re-welding it to the device, it also took some time for the electronic technician to render the net functional. The crew meanwhile spent the morning running through first aid exercises.
We left our mooring at 12:30 p.m. and arrived at sampling station number 2 around 15:30 pm. During this time were able to carry out all operations despite a 2 m swell that made the work difficult. The trawling at the end of the day brought us a nice diversity of species, including a small cookiecutter shark (Isistius brasiliensis) of about 20 cm that we released alive after having measured it.