The Shumagin Islands

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The R.V. Langseth

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Blowing Up Toilet Paper

4 August 2011, 02:18

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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 […]

Happy Birthday Andy!

29 July 2011, 02:52

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Apologies for the late posts – there was some confusion with regards to who is writing when. Given that with our perpetually cycling shifts, the five of us are rarely ever in the same place at the same time, any form of coordination is a truly magical, and slightly telekinetic, accomplishment. Dearest little Andy, the […]

Oh the waves…

23 July 2011, 01:46

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The seas are a’rockin and a’rollin worse than we’ve seen so far. Most of us are happily doped up to avoid turning up our own dinners. Suddenly the everyday motions have turned into a hazardous workout – pinballing off walls in the hallway, trying to go up a down staircase, and even bracing against the […]

Welcome to the Bat Cave

17 July 2011, 20:54

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(For Saturday, July 16th) It has happened at last! We are officially DONE working with streamers. Just so you readers back home can get a feel for what we’ve been up to, try this little visualization exercise. Imagine a 6 ft. tall can of anchovies and a 7 ft. tall blender. Now pour the anchovies […]