Sorry for the delay in blog posts. Ever since we started heading for the Bight Fracture Zone, I’ve been busy with the onboard work, and it’s been quasi rough. That is all behind us now, as we are safely tied up to the dock in Reykjavik, Iceland. Cruise kn221-02 is officially over, and my colleagues and I are heading out for a celebratory drink at The Dubliner (weird name for a pub in Iceland). The ship’s engines are turned off, and the incessant vibration and noise they caused has mercifully ceased. I’m hoping for a good night’s sleep tonight.
Our survey of the Bight Fracture Zone revealed a deep current of high-salinity water escaping from the eastern North Atlantic through this crack in the mid-Atlantic ridge. This flow had mainly been in our imaginations until now — based on an assemblage of circumstantial evidence. Read More→