Blog Posts Tagged "Buddy"

A Bear of a Tale



May 5th, 2009


Hello kids!  This is Buddy bear, the sedimentologist with a heart of fluff.  I am traveling with a group of scientists to the middle of the ocean, and I am going to tell you all about it.  I am traveling with Daniel Murphy.

New home for 6 weeks


May 6th, 2009

Buddy gets to work



May 7th, 2009

Last Day on Land


May 8th, 2009

I got up early again to call home, and afterwards went to the scientists' meeting in the conference room.  We talked about safety and security.  On a ship there are lots of things that can hurt you.  There are places that a small bear like me is not allowed to go, because they don't want me to get hurt. 

On our way!


May 9th, 2009

Hello again!  Buddy bear here.  Very early this morning we left Hawaii and started to head toward our first study site.  We stopped off shore of Hawaii to test some instruments, but eventually we started on our way again. 

Touring the boat


May 10th, 2009
Today we toured the back half of the ship.  On a boat, the part in the back is called the stern.  The engines that move the ship are located near the stern.  The spin propellors under water to help us go forward.  We also learned how the ship makes drinking water. 

Learning about the cores


May 11th, 2009

There are a lot of people on the ship.  Because of how expensive the ship is, science has to be done all hours of the day, even at night!  Everyone works for 12 hours and gets 12 hours off. 

Still cruising


May 14th, 2009
Hello again everyone.  Sorry it has been so long since my last update.  We have been really busy.  I have been helping the scientists describe their cores of mud.  Remember how I told you that the cores have to be cut in half?  There is a special machine that cuts the cores, and it does it with wire! 

Tiny tiny shells, big big screen


May 16th, 2009
We are still on our way to the first site.  We are expecting to get there around noon on Tuesday.  It will take a long time to get set up to start bringing up mud from the seafloor, probably by early Wednesday morning. 

The sun is a mass of incandescent gas


 May 25th, 2009

The sun is a very important part of our lives.  It lights up our lives so we can see the world around us.