September 6, 2012
Here is what the normal ocean looks like.
Now once we got close to the mouth of the Amazon River, things changed drastically.
Above and below: We are about 100 miles from the mouth of the river.
Below: We are about 12 miles out and things got crazy! So much sediment in the water it was completely brown! The ocean was brown!!
Below: We thought it resembled coffee with some milk in it.
Below: Now you see the CTD….
…Now you don’t.
Below: People were pretty pumped
Below: This water was seriously difficult to process and work with. I don’t even know if you could call it water.
Below: The salinity was .05. That is unbelievable! In the ocean!!!!
All and all, it was pretty amazing. Hope you agree.