In transit back to the outermost station - Gulf of Alaska #15 - aka - GAK 15 .
Gray skies with the winds picking up! Winds from the south east, up to 20 knots(22 mph) and generating 5 to 7 foot waves.... and they are coming in the fan tail of the ship - makes for a difficult but challenging day of science! Am really loving it!!
We are over the Aleution Trench .... 4500 meters deep, give or take a meter or two.... ( approximately 15,0000 feet) GAK 15 will be another intensive station.... two 1000 meter CTD casts, two CalVet casts and a multinet cast....
The last image is of the sunset.... things calmed down as we finished out the day ....