Friday, 02 October 2009

R/V Dr Fridtjof Nansen docks in Diego Suarez

The Research Vessel Dr Fridtjof Nansen docked this morning in Diego Suarez (Antsiranana), Madagascar after succesfully completing the second and last leg of the joint ASCLME, SWIOFP and EAF-Nansen West Madagascar Cruise.

The cruise started on 25 August 2009 in Toliare and surveyed the the southern Madagascar Shelf before following the cruise track shown in the image below. The cruise plan included acoustic transects across the West Madagascar shelf and 11 environmental transects. The first Leg of the cruise ended on 18 September in Mahajanga and the second leg ended today (2 October) in Antsiranana.



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