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Current position of the SSV Corwith Cramer. Click on the vessel to view position history. Use the layer tools, top right, to change the map style or to view data layers. Dates and times use GMT (Greenwich Mean Time).

SEA Currents: SSV Corwith Cramer

July 21, 2019

Whales (Wh’ls)

Ship's Log

Current Location
42°07.1’ N x 70°13.1’ W (Stellwagen Bank)

Ship’s Heading & Speed
230°, 2.9 kn

Force 2 winds,

<1 ft waves, clear skies

Ship’s Crew

Bonjour (as the sailors say),

It has been a fun time here on Mama Cramer (Where’s Daddy Cramer?). We are in Stellwagen Bank if you hadn’t noticed yet, but we can see large ‘fish’ called whales or in sailor lingo wh’ls. We saw a Humpback wh’l and a couple of Fin wh’ls. One wh’l turned out to be curious as it swam near our very own Mama Cramer and stuck its head out of the wat’r (water). W’v bn lrn’ng s’l’ng lng’ nd r gttn prtt’ g’d ‘t ‘t. Besides viewing wh’ls and learnin’ thy lingo of sailooors, C Watch was able to get a snazzay view of the Milky Way, constellations, Saturn, and Jupiter during our dawn watch. Also during dawn watch with Corinna in the lab, we did a one hundo count. Guess what? One flippin’ hundred Copes a.k.a. Copepods. Afterwards, we had a clicker counter competition to see who could click the most in 1 minuete. Francesca and Young won. Young then proceeded to dominate by taking a clicking lap. Just kidding, a clicking lap isn’t real. He just clicked the clicker counter for an hour straight. His final total was 11728 clicks and too much lactic acid buildup in his right thumb. For our next Watch in lab, we processed Fosfate (PO4) levels in wat’r samples from throughout our trip.

Also Dawn Watch (dun dun) Cody the Steward and most sought after chef in the century (Gordon Ramsay who?) scared the heebie-jeebies outta the lab rats and Young. Young screamed and Anna (a.k.a. Spring a.k.a. April) thought he fell off Mama Cramer (No, seriously, where the H-E-Double hockey sticks is Daddy Cramer?). Later on a foul-weather-gear day, Young was doing a deck walk, slipped and slid. Desperately trying to save his tushy, he flipped over and tried to grab onto the deck box. He is now no longer with us. #RIP. Just kidding. He is fine and is currently writing the C Watch Blog. Nick, an
honorary member of C Watch, just printed 600 pages on accident. It is alright though because they are all blank.

The sunset, as always, is beautiful. Update: We are fricked #PG. Nick is printing 600 pages and it turns out, they are not blank. Screeching has filled the room. Solution: Mutiny.

Hello Mother and maybe dyslexic Father, I am having loads of fun and I promise you, still in one shape. More or less. I am now a little of a triangle circle hybrid but pobody’s nerfect “-you got to work it again and again till you reach the end” – Hannah Montana. That was the quote of the day. By the way, you don’t have to send food. I am okay. Loads of love, the dominant son, Young

Hi Mom, Dad, and Hugo! I miss you all and am having lots of fun on Mama Cramer. We have seen wh’ls, dolphins, flying fish, sargassum, and lots of other cool things. I love you and can’t wait to tell you all about it. - Indi

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