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Class 282 is at sea! S-282, SPICE, is heading to Aukland, New Zealand from American Samoa aboard the Robert C. Seamans. C-282, Ocean Exploration, will board the Corwith Cramer in Woods Hole and sail to Grenada. You can find the ship's blog and podcast, Sea Stories, here.
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Today is special. It’s my 17th birthday! I was “lucky” enough to have the late night watch, which meant I was awake when the clocked struck twelve. My pals rushed me over to lab the minute it was past twelve to show off a new zooplankton they found, but all I found as I opened the curtain to a dimly lit laboratory was not a rare new breed of zooplankton.
Perched upon the narrow wooden platform, partially up the foremast, I secured myself to the shrouds with my black and gold harness. I dangled my toes over the edge, 40 feet above the surface of the ocean. My harness straps pinched my thighs as I scooted closer to overcautiously grasp the sturdy rigging. I