From our captain on the Sea Dragon…
May 16 2012
Our position at 20:00 GMT today is 26 47 N, 150 21.4. Our heading is 310 Mag, and winds are less than 10 knots from the South. It has been light fot the past few days so we have been sailing slow or motoring with sails up at times to help speed. We are trying to get into Japan the eve of the 20th of May. We have 685 nm to go.
All is well, we have been able to trawl a lot since the Marshalls as the weather has been quite mild. There is good amount of data collected so far and lots of good footage from the canadian crew and from us. Couple days ago we went underwater to film one of the net balls we found floating about. Yesterday we had few Minke whales near the boat and there has also been a lot of yellow fin tuna and birds with us all day yesterday, sign of productive waters. Plastic wise we saw also a lot yesterday floating here and there. It is all being documented.