Dr. Suzanne Strom
We are at the halfway point of the cruise and it’s a funny place because it feels like we have been on the sea forever but then you start to think, how do I only have nine days left?
At this point you have met most of the science team, but we still have a few more to go. We are looking forward to circling back with members of the team you have already met including Chief Scientist Russ Hopcroft to get their perspective on how things have gone.
Last night we experienced some rough weather, and it was really something to see things go flying off desks as we rocked and rolled while trying to secure all the loose items we could. Working in this environment is definitely challenging but it does not slow down the scientists! It’s moments like this where the quality of loving what you do becomes the defining theme.
Some of the nicest moments have included the breathtaking scenery (particularly Icy Bay), a pod of humpbacks, a variety of species of albatross, and of course the fabulous array and diversity of zooplankton. We are definitely looking forward to more in the days to come!