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SHIPS: Seismic Hazards Investigation in Puget Sound

Images of our work

SHIPS Operations in Puget Sound

March 10-23, 1998. We were at sea collecting the data. For the most part operations went smoothly but occasionaly operations became tangled. In this case a small boat transfering personel had engine problems and drifted aft until it became caught up in the airgun hoses.

Boat in the Hoses

R/V Thompson was captained by Al McClenaghan shown in the middle of the photo below. Captain Al is one of the best seismic exploration captains working.

Captain Al

Here is a picture of R/V Tully, passing us during operations in two ship mode.

R/V Tulley

The weather was often good which allowed the marine biologists aboard to work on deck. But it was sometimes stormy, and marine mammals were scarce. This added up to a tired crew of biologists at the end of the cruise. We appreciate their hard work.

Watching Mammals
 

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