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SEA Currents: SSV Robert C. Seamans

April 29, 2016

Food from the Sea!

Patorn Sangruchi, B Watch, Chulalongkorn University.

Ocean Exploration

Ship's Log

Noon Position
23° 15.45’ S x 148° 41.24’ W

Ship Heading
353°

Ship Speed
6.40 kts

Taffrail Log
2923.5nm

Weather / Wind / Sail plan
Fair weather with constant F5 breeze, sailing under the jib, tops’l, raffee

Souls on Board

On Robert C. Seamans, we make a habit of dangling a fishing line at the ship's stern when the condition and weather allows. Though the ocean looks empty from above, given for the occasional seagulls and petrels, we were able to fish out a myriad of sea creatures for our meals.

While we were in the Chatham Rise and Transition Zone, eastward from New Zealand archipelago,  we caught a couple of albacore and yellowfin tunas with sizes roughly ranging from 24 to 45 inches. With that kind of meat, we had tuna steak, marinated ahi with rice (poke bowl) and even Japanese ahi sushi! Needless to say, the tuna meat we had was the freshest anyone could possibly have!

More recently, as we approach the French Polynesian archipelago, we caught 2 Mahimahi - in the same day! The bigger one was a whooping 56 inch, which we keep for our dinner, while the smaller one was released back into the ocean. Unlike those we see in supermarkets, freshly caught Mahimahi are very vibrant in colour, sporting deep yellow and green tint, with little blue spots throughout their entire length. Right now, the Mahimahi was being prepared in the galley down below, so I have yet to taste it. Stay tuned to our blog for updates on how the Mahimahi dinner turns out to be!

Additionally, check out my personal travel blog www.skysome.live where I'll be posting features from our voyage to Tahiti once I get back and be reunited with man's invention called 'the internet'.

- Patorn

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