Monthly Archives: January 2011

Life in the Low Latitudes

As I hear about all the snow that has hit the northeast in the past week, I realize how grateful I am to be enjoying summer weather here in the Southern hemisphere.  The past few days we have been working … Continue reading

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Sampling at Sea: Everyone Must Obey the Bottle Cop

In one of my earlier posts I described the scheduling challenge of stopping to take samples while still moving the ship eastward toward Cape Town.   We are now at station 22 out of a total of 120 stations.   This puts … Continue reading

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What’s for Dinner?

Meals are an important part of one’s daily routine aboard the Melville (and everywhere else!).  There are several important rules to be aware of in the messhall of a ship: Arrive on time.  Meal times while at sea are: breakfast … Continue reading

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