The sea state has picked up a bit, so the rate of deployments/recoveries has slowed. It is good that we got so much done during the first 48 hours of the cruise. We picked up 4 out of the 5 shallowest seafloor pressure recorders, which is important as calm seas are needed for that work. It is 2:30 am now, and we are nearing the drop site of one of the Kyoto University seafloor pressure gauges. Yoshi Ito and Res Tech Jay will assess whether it is safe to deploy soon, and if not, we will move on to another site to the south and wait until morning. Deployment in high seas is easier than recovery. For recovery of the OBS there is more of a chance of it banging into the ship and getting damaged, and personnel have to be on deck longer to snag the instrument.