Monday, November 21, 2011

Steaming for Melville

We left Coral seamount yesterday evening after the mooring recovery and we have just arrived at the second site: Melville bank.

We are going to stay a few days in this area to explore the site, mainly conducting the same surveys as on Coral seamount (CTD transect, ROV and other robot dives, coring, bathymetric survey, etc.). We'll do our best to collect as much information as possible about this site. It will be very interesting to compare our results knowing that this seamount is in warmer waters than Coral seamount. Seawater temperature at the surface is now around 17°C (that’s a 7 degree rise overnight)!