Another example of WSB community collaboration: First, we got a note asking “what’s that white ship off Lowman Beach?” – a question we could only partially answer ourselves, replying with the ship’s ID via MarineTraffic.com (but no info on what it’s up to). Shortly afterward, without us even having noted the question publicly, Trileigh e-mailed to share the photo above and this information on what the ship’s doing:
I thought your readers might be interested in seeing the R/V Thompson, UW Oceanography’s research vessel, visible from West Seattle this morning. This is the first day of a four-day deployment as part of the ongoing PRISM project: Puget Sound Regional Synthesis Model. Readers can find out more about PRISM at www.prism.washington.edu/story/Observing+the+Sound. Pretty impressive!