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SEA Currents: SSV Corwith Cramer
August 02, 2018
Into the Deep We Go!
Wind- healthy breeze
Hello friends and family!
Today's blog comes from A Watch's own Nadia, Lyle, and Lily. We started off our morning bright and early with "boatmeal" and the morning watch from 0700 to 1300. Our watch was quite a productive one including multiple jibes, a heave-to maneuver, and multiple skills mastered by those on deck. On the science side, we completed various scientific deployments like the neuston net, phytoplankton net, secchi disk, CTD, and a surface station. In the neuston net, we were overloaded with salps although we did locate one baby pufferfish, posthumously named Caesar, that had been suffocated by said salps, now collectively known as "Brutus".
Our day's travel took us from Oceanographer's Canyon out into the deep sea and towards the seamounts. We ended our watch with full plates of gooey mac 'n cheese made by the wonderful stewards Natalie and Ger. Later in the afternoon, a few of us got roped into helping B Watch set the fisherman staysail which included calling out the few Star Wars characters we knew as we pulled on the peak halyard to keep in rhythm. Soon after, we were called to class where we met with our groups to begin working on our projects.
After that, we decorated Styrofoam cups for an oceanographer's tradition because tomorrow, they'll be sent overboard in a container to be crushed by the deep water pressure and come back shrunk. For the rest of the day, we practiced our lines, ate another delicious meal, and prepared for the dawn watch that begins at 0100 and is fast approaching.
Good bye for now from Mother Cramer. Time for us to catch some z's.
Lyle, Nadia, and Lily of the A Watch
P.S. Shout out to my fish Leander (and my family). I miss you! -Lily