We woke up bright and early Friday morning to watch land disappear. How many times does someone get to say that in their lifetime? Well, if you are a scientist at sea you probably get that thrill often. For a journalist who, until yesterday, didn't even know this opportunity existed, it was thrilling.
Safety first! First time cruisers test out their survival suits and learn how to abandon ship.
This link gives you an idea of how high the waves were Wednesday:
I love surprises, they give us the opportunity to dive into the unknown with unquenchable curiosity. I have never been at sea, for more than a day, and I certainly have never seen a floating lab at work. The mission is the North Atlantic Aerosols and Marine Ecosystems Study (NAAMES). This blog is not about the science as much as the people behind it. I will leave the science discoveries to the 32 bright minds onboard. So how does a floating lab work? Let's figure it out together.