Pity the physical oceanographers. They were all fired up to spend 13 hours overnight on the fantail, watching the uCTD (a small, portable CTD capable of rapidly profiling the water column) go up and down. Different strokes for different folks, right? Unfortunately the weather has been picking up all day. With the wind at 35 knots and seas around 7-11 feet, our captain stopped all deck operations until morning. With luck the seas will lay down a little bit overnight, and we’ll be back at it tomorrow morning.