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October 20, 2021

A Thimble of Gimbals

Alec Duffy, A-Watch, Walter M. Williams High School

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Today we find ourselves as nothing but a thimble of gimbals, tilting amongst the crashing waves of the vast ocean.

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October 19, 2021

It was a dark and stormy night - for the third time in a row

Jenna Lilly, 2nd Scientist

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As I write this blog, we are hove to on a port tack, in the midst of a blustery gale with easily 15 ft waves in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean - an experience few people have, but none will easily forget.

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October 17, 2021

We’re Becoming Sailors!

Taylor Hunt, C-Watch, Coastal Carolina University

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“Who would have thought that a small, volunteer deckhand position that I started at 15 would lead me to this ship, my dream, and all of you who I now call family” - A thought I had while on watch the other day.

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October 15, 2021

Afternoon thoughts

Aleea Crandell, B Watch, Desert Ridge High School

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As I look out into the horizon, I wonder how these days could get any better.

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October 14, 2021

A Still Day on the Slimy Seas

Brier Ward, C Watch, Johnston Community College

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Dearly Beloved,
I write to you from the beautiful blue of the open ocean.

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October 13, 2021

Ooh, Ahh, Science Report!

Katherine Rigney, A watch, 3rd Scientist

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At this point, everyone onboard knows the science report song, a tantalizing snippet of which is the title of this blog post.

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October 12, 2021

Radioactive Dolphins Ho!

Anna Ravine, Futures Academy

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Another busy day as everybody is still getting used to the watch schedule as well as the disorientation that comes with the floor, or rather soles, being constantly in motion.

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October 11, 2021

Cramer Culture = Sailing and Science

Jeff Schell, Chief Scientist

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It has been a busy couple of days and it can be a challenging transition: shore life to a life onboard a sailing scientific research ship at sea!

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October 10, 2021

Cruise C-300 departs Dyers Dock, Woods Hole

Jeff Schell, Chief Scientist

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A fun-filled morning of hands-on skill training that included furling the jib on the head rig and climbing aloft!

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August 06, 2021

The Last Blog Post

Kelsey Lane, Chief Scientist

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The final days of S-299 were a whirlwind. In the wee hours of July 5, the students successfully completed their mission; all watches worked together and accomplished navigating to and completing a neuston net tow at three CalCOFI sampling stations.

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