Saturday, August 13, 2011

Operation RSN Tubeworm Set Sail!

And the floating dock has been released! After many revisions in design and function (we no longer are using the john boat to hold the pump engine and batteries) it has set sail. We are still docked at our first site, Brown Stone. The first three dives have been completed and the site appears to be an area of interest. There appears to be the typical features in identifying sites under approximately 40 feet of water, as are often found at terrestrial sites today.

At this time we will complete a second dive today (or fourth overall) after dinner in hopes of setting up the dredge and test units in preparation for excavation tomorrow. The weather is currently holding and keep your fingers crossed that it will continue.

I'll plan on updating this, this evening upon the completion of the next dive. Until then adios!!!

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