August 25th, 2011 – Day 7 – This morning, I was finally able to get data for my project. During this Dive (1468), we were taking samples for Monica’s masters project which ended mostly with no good samples. They plan to return at a later dive and try again. After that was finished, we moved into position to run a transect from the east end of ASHES to the northwest end of ASHES so I could photograph the perimeter on both sides. I didn’t get good photos of the eastern end, but I did get good photos of the northwestern end. I suspect that I will have another chance on later dives. Later in the evening, we had a large science meeting for the first time since day 2 and scheduled multiple meetings for the rest of the cruise.