Earlier today we finished our survey of Georges Bank (see map). The peak cell concentration of 878 cells per liter occurred on the southeastern tip of Nantucket Shoals. A broad swath of several hundred cells per liter straddled the 60m isobath on the southern flank, in the vicinity of the tidal mixing front. Elsewhere cell concentrations were low.
During the survey we occupied a pump station at the FDA shellfish monitoring site on Cultivator Shoal, despite a live count of zero in that location. Tonight we are targeting another pump station within the patch of cells on the southern flank. After that we will transit to the offshore end of the Boston line and commence our coastal survey.
On behalf of the EN476 Science Party