1. The back-up flotation spheres were easy to spot – these spheres are used as an alternate flotation source for recovery in case the main Top Sphere can’t be seen or comes up under ice. (Zoe Sandwith)
2. Kris Newhall and Boatswain Harold Martin bring the Top Sphere onboard. The sphere incorporates an acoustic doppler current profiler and an upward looking sonar into a buoyant housing. (Rick Krishfield)
3rd mate Alex Gosselin and helicopter pilot Colin Lavalee get in on the fun of tossing drift bottles.
4. Fire away! (Zoe Sandwith)
It’s a long road ahead for the drift bottles. Hopefully we’ll hear from them again.