Cruise Report W-134 : scientific activities undertaken aboard SSV Westward, Woods Hole - Lunenburg, Nova Scotia - Woods Hole, July 5 - August 1, 1994
Leaving Dyer's Dock on the afternoon of July 5th, the crew and students on board the Westward were full of excitement and anticipation as to what the next 4 weeks might bring. Returning to that same dock on August 1st, all on board had shared in an adventure and forged friendships that would be cherished for years to come. The first few days were spent learning the ropes (I mean "lines") and gaining our sea legs. Fog and the myriad of fishing vessels on and around Georges Bank made for a good introduction to the world of radar navigation. The bank was also fascinating from an oceanogmphic standpoint, with strong currents and waters thick with plankton. Our first scientific superstations were a great success and a learning experience for all.
Woods Hole, MA - Lunenburg, Nova Scotia - Woods Hole, MA, July 5 - August 1, 1994