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Coral heads and El Nino  

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NPR/NGS Radio Expeditions
9 Jun 1998

    Geography
  • Ecuador
    Galápagos
    Locality
  • Galapagos Islands; Isabela Island; Urvina Bay
    Latitude/Longitude
  • -0.29639   -91.36056
    Habitats
  • Marine Shoreline
    Features
  • Island
    Recording TimeCode
  • 4:14 - 17:40
    Geography
  • Ecuador
    Galápagos
    Locality
  • Galapagos Islands; Bartolome Island
    Latitude/Longitude
  • -0.284   -90.548
    Habitats
  • Marine Shoreline
    Features
  • Island
    Recording TimeCode
  • 59:48 - 1:33:29
    Channels
  • Stereo
    Sampling Rate
  • 48kHz
    Bit Depth
  • 16-bit
    Recorders
    Microphones
    Accessories
    Equipment Note
  • Stereo=1; Stereo hydrophones; Decoded MS stereo

NPR/NGS RADIO EXPEDITIONS
GALAPAGOS
DAT #8
June 8th

Been out 5/6 days. Going back to shore to the uplifted area to try to drill more cores (water, motor in background)

4:16 ac (very low) "we're in the Urvina bay set up in little cove 5 minutes of hydrophone ambience-

right channel is about 20 ft held down by rock, left channel is wrapped around a rock sticking out of the water.¬

snapping shrimp, very low, occasional sound of rippling of water (okay) to

15:14 ac this is the inner lagoon

more snapping shrimp not very active, similar to first recording to 18: 15

18:24
loud motor speaking in spanish (good) to 18:46... movement of equipment... water splashing, boat ambi, talking

about 20:00 really LOUD motor, talking (drilling?)

motor in background talking about

Leo recording

24:15
we're still in urvina bay we're at the nw edge of the uplift region just off shore we're done drilling off land...

and unlike the last day and a half, going back in water.

24:48 jw this is a joy to go back in the water there's no bugs no plants trying to stick you with big thorns
coral powder going to waft away...after last day and a half this will be a joy... (good) **** and then we'll all deserve a gin and tonic...25:28

jw if you think we can get 50-100 years out of it 26:40

talking about what they see deciding whether to drill (low second voice)

26:59 let's drill it!

Scientists talking "science-talk" ..filamentous, ...

equipment talk

motor ... then

30:28 spitting '" works though better than any unnatural defogger.

34:43 equipment sounds ...

Water sounds splashing in water 30:44 drops in water

36:43 ac tell me about the rosetta coral?

36:56 jw well it is the longest record in the eastern pacific and probably the longest record anywhere signal for el ninos ...changes in frequency ... center of action. .. is our weather changing?

37:54 that's why

dropout problems ...

talking ... Leo testing 40:20

ac 46:17 drilling to 47:41 divers are about 8-10 feet below us on a small coral head here in a little cove at our urvina bay ... couple of grad students and I'm going down to take a look. NO WATER 50:40

52:32 rb check this out this is our best core out ... what makes it really good is that the bands are extremely
visible ... 52:46

52:49 jw this piece that you're holding is oh maybe a foot and a half long ... round about yeah, all together this is

about 70 yrs of growth (describing coral)

... drilling ... continues, talking in background. drilling stops 55:03

check this out: starting of engine, stops.

59:52 rb we're at a small island called Bartolome obviously of volcanic origin ...

1:00:10
rb - our target for today for diving ... is on other side of island, protected spot for boat, but will come into cove directly on other ... we've analyzed that coral at monthly resolutions 1:01:29 currently longest from Galapagos ...

1:01:52 rb -one of the things that defines the flavors of el nino is the time of yr it begins, the phenomenon got it name originally because Peruvian fisherman noticed ... this lead to some canoon about el nino that it always manifests itself about the same yr but as we've seen this yr 97-98 this el nino began a completely diff time march april ... don't follow normal pattern, this one so diff, lead us back to some old records, so we may find for exmaple that the .... so we've come back here to try and extend record ... we've come back here because this site contains our longest record that's absolutely dated back into the 1800s
1:03:34

so you're going to look for a good living coral head over here ...

1:03:51 rb Jerry's been here many many times, 1982,83 event. More likely to find smaller heads.

Talking about heads getting ready to dive, equipment prep.

1:12:06 sounds of air being released from tanks.

1:14: 12 oh okay at front of boat, eric and ben preparing tank

1:16:05 sounds of tapping, metal scraping ... (in kitchen, cooking)

ac what's for lunch?

1:17:42 lasagna, and salad ...

1:18:59 Walter, what's for lunch...sounds of frying... Walter answers in Spanish

snapping shrimp ... (hydrophones) drops in and out--nvg

metal banging 1:31:00

1:31:08 underwater breathing

recording drops in and out underwater drilling 1:33:00 to 1:33:3 5

1:35:48 sounds like being underwater, movement through water ...

more drilling 1:36:15

1:40:21 continued drilling, drops in and out

Ends at 1:44:51

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