Wednesday, July 29, 2009

28 July Arriviamo

The research team arrived in La Spezia on the 27th and 28th of July along with loads of equipment – hydrophones, cable, big eye binoculars, tagging equipment, and more computers than people. The task for these days is to unpack, organize and install equipment. No escaping the last trip to the hardware and electronics stores to buy wire, connectors, batteries … The Permit Division of the Office of Protected Resources issued the scientific research permit for this research well ahead of schedule, relieving the anxiety of worrying whether it will be issued in time. Tagging equipment is ready to go. So is the entire crew.