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SEA Currents: SSV Robert C. Seamans

April 11, 2017

Eating the Heart of the Sea

Lily Anna Segalman, C Watch, George Washington University

Ocean Exploration

Looking at fish organs in a bucket

Ship's Log

Noon Position
39° 46.5’S x 162° 36.7’W


6 knots


Swells are about 4 ft and winds is 20 kts. Finally got some sun today, and it was warm enough for all of us to lie on deck in the sun.

Souls on Board

Once upon a time there was a group of sailors.  In their hearts they knew that there were fish out in the deep blue ocean, but where were they?

Their lines got taken, and day by day they came up with nothing.  These poor sailors did not know what to do.  They even ate (amazing) sushi with shrimp salad and smoked salmon in hopes of bringing in the fish.  Their moral were down, no hope of fish on the horizon, then it happened.  A TUNA!!

Right before class began the fishing line was pulled in and on the end of it was a big fat Tuna.  The scientists took away the Tuna to begin dissection while Jay and Chuck tried to keep us in class, until eventually letting us go loose to look at the dissection.  It was like a group of kids in a candy shop.  We were enthralled as the scientists took out different organs, showed and explained them to us.  The picture for todays blog is of a few of us looking at fish organs in a bucket.  It was incredible.  It is also incredible to be with such an amazing group of people who were able to stare and touch at Tuna organs together.  You know that you are with the right people when all 14 of us are crowded around a dead fish, big eyed and waiting to learn. 

Finally these sailors have caught a fish.  With minds and bellies filled with Tuna, the story ends happily ever after. 

- Lily Anna

P.S. Hi Daddy and Olivia! Still missing you a lot, give Dewey a hug from me, and this will probably be my last blog post.  Also, hello friends! Miss you all!

P.P.S Turi wishes Besta a Happy Birthday today! Sending lots of love

Categories: Robert C. Seamans,Ocean Exploration, • Topics: s272  life at sea • (3) Comments


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#1. Posted by Susan Pieters on April 12, 2017

Liz still looks hungry!

#2. Posted by Al Abbott on April 12, 2017

Turi, Besta and Grampa send love.  Your Mom too.  Looks like a wonder filled journey.  Proud of you.  Miss You. Papá

#3. Posted by Keith Segalman on April 13, 2017

Lily Anna, I hope you ate the tuna! All is well and we miss you. XXXOOOO Dad



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