Based on previous year’s experience, the project realized that bottom recorders could be deployed using the UABCS vessel “Yubarta”: the rental of a fishing vessel was not needed. To achieve this the group built a series of concrete anchors on-site, using 2.5 gallon buckets, which weighed 50 lbs. each and thus could be transported by hand onto the panga. Unfortunately, PI Thode learned the hard way that concrete anchors need to set for 48 hours before being deployed.

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