The Shumagin Islands

The Shumagin Islands

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The Times They are A’Changing

3 August 2011, 05:56

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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 […]

Overcoming Cabin Fever

30 July 2011, 03:21

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Apart for celebrations revolving around Andy’s birthday, the past few days have been relatively uneventful. Several now-fixed equipment errors caused minor panics, but we’ve generally been shooting away, moving south of Kodiak Island, and soon we’ll start to zigzag towards Dutch Harbor. We fill our days with books (this is already the best-read summer of […]

Near Miss

23 July 2011, 06:40

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[Again due to an account error, this post is several days late. It is meant to precede yesterday's post by Hannah.] Today we avoided calamity. At 2 AM, two hours into my watch, Streamer 1 stopped sending us any data. Rather than sloping oceanic crust, the raw data display showed only a terrifying, bar code-like […]