The Shumagin Islands

The Shumagin Islands

The R.V. Langseth

The R.V. Langseth

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Monthly Archives: August 2011

Only at Sea..

5 August 2011, 06:13

Kelly Hostetler

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For our last blog entry we have compiled a list of the top ten sea-isms that we all have contributed to and experienced out at sea. Only at sea do you use a power stance when brushing your teeth or peeing (males) Only at sea do you feel like a pinball when you walk through […]

Blowing Up Toilet Paper

4 August 2011, 02:18

hannah

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Today, less than 42 hours before we say goodbye to the Langseth and all its scientific glory, we shot frozen grapefruits and toilet paper out of a Sonabuoy launcher. Hearing the news, I couldn’t help but think I was back at sleepaway camp playing a game of telephone: “We’re launching WHAT off the side of […]

The Times They are A’Changing

3 August 2011, 05:56

jack

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Data collection is almost over (we stop shooting on Wednesday at 6PM, local time), and the general mood is shifting. Almost everybody seems to be having trouble sleeping, leading not so much to grouchiness but a state of mild delirium. Once-stable sleep schedules are unhitched from their moorings to day and night, and everywhere you […]

Last days of shooting

2 August 2011, 21:28

celia

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It’s hard to believe it’s been three whole weeks since we joined the Langseth. It seems like just yesterday that we were waiting in our hotel room in Sand Point, sheltering ourselves from the rain and looking forward to adventures on board. With less than a week left on the ship, it’s time to start […]

Lessons learned: How to be happy in defeat

1 August 2011, 01:57

Kelly Hostetler

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And then I saw it plastered across his face; The sheer childish joy of victory. I have seen this gleeful purity before in the boys I used to babysit. Whether it was football, soccer or basketball, beating me, the babysitter, was always an expected but glorified accomplishment. Pride twinkled in their eyes, just as it […]