From a little boat in the Race to Alaska, what can be learned about the marine environment?
Sailors are physical oceanographers and meteorologists. Is the current on the other side of this channel more favorable to get to us Ketchikan? What are the conditions going to be as we sail past this ebbing inlet with a swell from the southwest and fresh breeze from the west?
Yet, there are so many other questions.
What does that change in water color mean? What makes the crackling sound I hear through the hull in this anchorage? What does the presence of a pod of Pacific white-sided dolphins signify?
We are partnering with marine scientists to collect useful data about the waters we sail through and species we encounter. At this moment we are partnered for projects with the following scientists:
Dr. Deborah Giles, https://www.wildorca.org/
Dr. Nathan Robinson, https://linktr.ee/wild.blue.science
Dr. Robin Kodner, https://kodnerlab.wordpress.com/research/
What do you want to know? Please post in the comments.
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