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August 27, 2013

Deepwater Canyons

By Gabriela Hogue

As we steam back to port, the crew took full advantage of the time – fishing. The line was out for quite a while and then something got hooked. We all headed to the back deck to see what would be coming up. Tim Olsen, Chief Engineer, was working the line and Joe Clark, Junior Engineer was patiently waiting with a fishing gaff. Don’t worry; other engineers were on duty and handling the engines. Then a Wahoo surfaced.

Tim and the Wahoo

The Wahoo (Acanthocybium solandri) is a prized sport fish because of its speed and high-quality flesh. It is covered in very small scales and has beautiful blue and silver coloration.

colorsTim was pretty excited about his catch, which measured 4 feet 3 inches. We are all pretty excited too, because the chefs were going to prepare it for dinner!

Before Bob Burroughs, 2nd Cook, and Lito…

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