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The day we returned to the Flower Gardens for leg two of the mission, we were greeted by a show of force by nature. For a period of approximately one hour, we were surrounded by water spouts. One of these spouts lasted for about 15 minutes, while it weaving it's way across the East Bank of the Sanctuary, passing close to both the M/V Fling and NOAA vessel Ferrel, before skirting the oil platform, HI389A. Here, Kip Evans, photo documents the largest of the water spouts from the Ferrel's bridge. (Photo: Emma Hickerson- FGBNMS)

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