Nov. 18: Alvin Dive 4992

It is 5 am and very quiet on the Atlantis. After the first epic mud battle of this cruise, cores are cleaned up and wait in their quivers and milk crates, ready to be mounted on Alvin‘s sampling basket. The Alvin crew will get up shortly.

Nov18Alvinat5AMsmallNow, who is going to dive today? The pilot is all set, Jefferson Grau; there is a pilot plan for the duration of the cruise. But the observers ? Hint, a guy from Texas and the cruise instigator…