Scientist Chrissy Stepongzi measures and weighs a juvenile tiger shark that was caught during one of NOAA Ship Oregon II’s first longline surveys of the season. After initial measurements, this tiger shark was tagged and released back into the ocean.
Aboard NOAA Ship Oregon II, CB Tim Martin (right) steadies the CTD (connectivity, temperature and depth instrument) and as it is lowered into the water during our operational readiness training while SF James Rhue (left) is standing by to assist.
The dive team of NOAA Ship Oregon II conducted their monthly practice dive to maintain their qualifications. Divers pictured are (left to right) LF Chris Nichols, Lt. Kristin Raja, CB Tim Martin, and Ensign Andie Cuiffo.