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SEA Currents: SSV Corwith Cramer
July 18, 2019
Hello from a wavy ship!
40° 31.302’N x 67° 36.575’W Lydonia Canyon (part of the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument)
Ship’s Heading & Speed
010°, 3.2 KN
Very cloudy, wavy and windy today, expecting rain (force four wind).
This is now our 4th day at sea (without seeing land). C watch has completed a full rotation of watches. Today during our watch from 1300 to 1900, there were a lot of big waves and plenty of things to keep us occupied. For example, gybing, taking up and down sails, and completing science projects. Because of the Gulf Stream coming through this way, there have been aquatic animals like flying fish, sargassum, crabs, and exciting types of plankton that we’ve found.
We decorated Styrofoam cups and sent them 600 meters down. They came back a couple hours later, MINITURIZED! We were hove-to this morning for the deployment of the Hydro Cast but when it came up after being 600 meters down, the Niskin bottles hadn’t closed L. The number of seasick sailors has increased because of the larger waves and winds but we are powering through.
Sunrises and sunsets have been beautiful and are always highlights of the day. We are learning a lot about life on Mama Cramer. Capt. announced that we will be having a competition between watches on Saturday to see who knows their lines the best. Go C Watch!
OOOOO AAAH science report say OOOOOOO AHHH science report, WHAT WHAT!!!! Today, the student led science report was about Lucifer faxoni, a rare species of shrimp that we caught in the Meter Net. Till next time #mamacramerout #timetorest #havetogetupat1
Hey mom <3 I am alive, I know you are worried about me but I am doing great. Can’t wait to tell you about everything. Miss and love you all J say hi to Will, dad and Jules for me. See you soon. - Char
Hi family! I am having lots of fun and have not gotten seasick yet (knock on wood). I miss you all and am looking forward to seeing you soon. I love you <3. - Indi
Mom, Dad, What’s UP? I’m doing A okay excluding last night. I just got a little seasick. No, I’m not dying. Oh right, I broke the first pair of glasses on this trip. One down, one more to go. I miss you guys a lot and can’t wait to see you! Quote of the day: “Let there be light” – God. Love, Young