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June 19, 2015 - ESP Update

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Hi all,
ESP-3(jake) was deployed in eastern Maine coastal waters near
UMOOS/NERACOOS I on Wed afternoon June 17 from the R/V Tioga. Special
thanks to the Captain and crew of the ship and the WHOI mooring
operations personnel for safely deploying the mooring... and to EOM
Offshore, Inc. for the mooring preparation and support. ESPjake's
mission will run through the end of July sampling about 5-6 times per
week.. Please see the attached map of the approximate ESP mooring locations.
ESPjake's first 3 results at the end of this week were weakly positive
with NA1 probe spot intensities estimated in the 70-150 cells/L range
and in general agreement with /Alexandrium/ sp. live count samples
collected along a transect from the mooring location offshore to the
shore between Bass Harbor and Southwest Harbor, ME.
The latest ESP data are available at the following website...just click
on ESPjake for the ESP results from eastern Maine coastal waters.
Meanwhile, the missions of both ESP-1(don) and ESP-2(dennis) are now
complete with only weak positive signals recorded over the recent 6 week
period. While we planned to recover ESP-1 (don) during the deployment
cruise, that effort was not possible due to increased SW winds as we
arrived on station for the recovery operations. To be safe, the recovery
was called off for another day, currently scheduled for early August.
ESP-2(dennis) is now out of resources and is almost out of power after a
full 6 week error-free run, but will continue reporting CTD and SUNAv2
(nitrate) data until the end of the month or until the power finally
runs out.
Until next week....have a nice weekend on this upcoming father's day,
Bruce Keafer
Research Associate (ESP lab - Dr. Don Anderson)
Laboratory for Ocean Sensors and Observing Systems (LOSOS)
Mail Stop 57
Woods Hole Oceanographic Instituion
Woods Hole, MA 02543
508-289-2509 (LOSOS office and ESP lab)

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