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The Drop Cam Project – Day 2 – Stranded

The Drop Cam Project – An Exploration Science Initiative (DAY 2 ) This marks the second day of the drop cam project – a collaboration between University of Miami and National Geographic For those of you now familiar with the project. Check out: http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2013/04/30/the-drop-cam-project-an-exploration-science-initiative/ Day 2 of the project did not go as planned. Our...

The Drop Cam Project – An Exploration Science Initiative (DAY 2 )

This marks the second day of the drop cam project – a collaboration between University of Miami and National Geographic

For those of you now familiar with the project. Check out:

http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2013/04/30/the-drop-cam-project-an-exploration-science-initiative/

Day 2 of the project did not go as planned.

Our team arrived at the dock at 6 pm to set out for our first night time camera deployment. However, one of the boat’s engines would not start.

After trying to troubleshoot the issue, we called the mechanic who said that we would only be able to try and fix it the next day.

So we spent the night stranded at the dock testing the gear. We did a full trial run of the system and all looks good to go for the next night.

The good news is that I guess it is better having and engine fail at the dock instead of 20 miles offshore in the middle of the night!

 

Testing the drop cam system at the dock while stranded (Image: Neil Hammerschlag)
Testing the drop cam system at the dock while stranded (Image: Neil Hammerschlag)

 

 

 

Checking out the Miami skyline while trying to get our engine problems fixed (Image: Neil Hammerschlag)
Checking out the Miami skyline while trying to get our engine problems fixed (Image: Neil Hammerschlag)

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Neil Hammerschlag
Research Associate Professor at the University of Miami, Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science Dedicated to advancing marine conservation through research, education and outreach Views my Own