King Neptune

Again, the weather broke for close to 12 hours and allowed us to get a small amount of sampling done at Station N.  The sediment was a slightly sandy mud underlain by a rather dense clay layer that prevented much our cores from getting great penetration.  Still, we were able to get a few megacores, and a blake trawl to study the benthos in this northern locale. 

With such a successful cruise, it is no surprise that King Neptune, the legendary ruler of the seas, graced us with a brief visit.  Very little is known of the rituals and customs of his royal court, but some tales are whispered among sailors and scientists alike in hushed tones.  I can share only this tattered and blurred photo...


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