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Away we go! CEND0719 Blog #3

By Jessica Taylor

CEND0719Greater Haig Fras MCZOffshore Seabed Surveys

Ropes off and we’ve set sail!

After departing Lowestoft in some fine sunny conditions we’re transiting through the southern North Sea down through the English Channel.

The scientific party have been putting the time to good use, setting up the survey equipment such as grabs and sieving tables, adjusting to day and night shift patterns and carrying out the all-important ship safety orientations and emergency drills.

We should be arriving at our first sampling station in Lyme Bay shortly to collect samples for the Clean Seas Environmental Programme (CSEMP) before transiting to Greater Haig Fras through today into Monday morning where we can start the main sampling programme. Watch this space for updates on how the survey is progressing and some interesting insights into life and work onboard.

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