|Solvik in Sævråsvåg|
Today marks the final day of sampling for the Jelly Farm cruise 2015!
The Masfjorden sediment trap was deployed to 480 m. Like the Lurefjorden trap, a new sample bottle will be automatically switched every 14 days, and then the trap collected after a year on the sea floor. Scavenger traps containing mackerel bait were also deployed, as the yo-yo frame yesterday did not haul up any scavengers. The sample net with attached traps brought up a few hagfish, which were bagged and frozen for isotope analysis.
|Priming the acoustic releaser for the sediment trap.|
|300 kg chain to weigh down the trap.|
|Deploying the floats for the Masfjorden sediment trap. Pictured: Graihagh Hardinge and Andrew Sweetman.|
|Successful deployment! Pictured: Andrew Sweetman.|