Last updated: Wednesday 15th November 2017
The RRS James Clark Ross is on passage to the Falkland Islands, due to arrive in Stanley on Saturday morning.
Wednesday has been a quiet day at sea, thankfully the conditions have been good and there has been little in the way of motion. Fingers are crossed that this will be the case for the next two days.
With little to report from today I am going to post some pictures from Bird Island taken by the BAS Photographer Pete Bucktrout.
A black-browed albatross turning an egg on the nest. Picture Pete Bucktrout/BAS
Grey-headed albatross on the nest. Picture Pete Bucktrout/BAS
This picture should be a wake-up call to everyone on how we deal with waste. All of these items were found at albatross nests and this means everything here has been swallowed by and adult and then fed to a chick! Picture Pete Bucktrout/BAS
Noon Position Report Wednesday 15th November 2017
|Latitude:||53° 18.65 S|
|Longitude:||042° 53.95 W|
|Bearing:||284 °T, 179 Nm from Bird Island|
|Course Made Good||283 °T|
|Destination:||Stanley, Falkland Islands|
|ETA at 8.1 knots is||08:00 on 18 November 2017|
|Total Distance Travelled:||241|
|Total Steam Time:||23.7|
|Total Average Speed:||10.2|
|Wind:||Direction S, Force 3|
|Air Temp: 0.6 °C||Sea Temp: 3.2 °C|
|Pressure: 996||Tendency (3 hrs): Rising|
Previous updates from the current trip.
Previous updates from my last trip, to the Arctic in the summer of 2017
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