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Monterey Bay Studies

Mooring deployment and recovery in Monterey Bay August 15 - August 18, 1996

floats about to be brought on board ship

The floats, which hold the instruments up off the bed, are normally strung out in a straight line.

floats tangled, being brough on board

On recovery, they may tangle as they return through nearly 2 miles of water after the anchor is released.

current meter being brought on deck

The current meters are brought aboard after the floats.

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