Location: The open ocean
Today we continued over rotation schedule of 3 hours on and 6 hours off. For the first half of the day there was nothing spectacular to report. Right after lunch we hooked a fish and in a matter of seconds it spooled the line, actually causing it to smoke a little. With the realization that the fish must have been huge came the thought that we are over the second deepest trench in any ocean – the Tonga Trench. The Tonga Trench is over 6 miles deep! Around 1835 a single humpback whale came to the surface, took a few breaths, and disappeared. It is amazing the things one sees in the middle of the ocean.
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