After the crews last full day of science, Tuesday, we spent some time surveying an eddy. Heading up that mission, Peter Gaube, one of the scientists on board. Gaube has been researching eddies for several years and has put together this cool video to explain the important role of the eddy in ocean life.
While the survey was being conducted we were headed straight into 35 knot winds. Mix that with some big waves and you have the best water ride ever! Here is a look at what filming is like in these conditions and why you should always cover your camera.
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.