Final Mid-Atlantic Glider Recoveries of 2019

December 2, 2019

On November 15, 2019 – our two Masters in Operational Oceanography students, Joe Anarumo and Julia Engdahl, recovered two gliders, ru28 and ru33, with glider technician Dave Aragon and the NJDEP. Thanks to beautiful piloting by Dave and Nicole Waite, the gliders were recovered only 80 yards apart, 3 miles off the shore of Atlantic City, NJ.

As per protocol, Joe and Julia conducted a CTD cast that will later help with quality control of the glider CTD data. Upon recovery of the gliders, there was biofouling on ru33. The little critters are referred to as gooseneck barnacles.