Blog Posts Tagged "port"
The sun was bright this morning. Most of the science party and many of the others on board came out to watch as the tugs pushed us out. We had a clear view of the Olympic Mountain Range and the snow covering the peaks. I spent a few amazing hours our watching orcas swimming by and watching land slip away.
Happy Earth Day everyone, from a ship that spends its days studying the Earth! In honor of Earth Day, we just wanted to share with you a live web cam link from Ogden Point in Victoria. You can click on this link any time of day or night and see the ship there - at least until it moves to another part of the port in May.
Here's the link: http://www.bigwavedave.ca/webcams.php?cam=10
The water has been so calm lately. A few little ripples and once in a while a wave that sorta moves the boat gently. Gary J. Huftile, a structural geologist from University of Technology Queensland, Australia, started telling me how the Pacific got his name. One of our scientists aboard the JR talks about how the Pacific got its name http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZNj0z4nwmWQ I didn’t know this story. My family and I always joke that it is the specific ocean but I don’t know where that came from.