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Drifter recovery

Today we recovered an OGS ADCP drifter after releasing it yesterday morning. This drifter moves with the currents, measuring current velocities along the way to give us more information about how the water is moving in this area. Since the Pourquoi Pas? is so large, the crew lowered a zodiac over the side using the crane so Pierre and 3 crew members could retrieve the drifter.

Using a crane to lower the zodiac over the side

4 people in a zodiac with a drifter in the distance

Heading out to retrieve the drifter

Pulling the drifter from the water

A nice view of the Pourquoi Pas? from the zodiac