Blog Posts Tagged "port"

Leaving Port – Day 6, 7/10/09

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!

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.

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How the Pacific got its name


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< 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. 


Exp 350: Week one!

AHOY! I’m Julia DeMarines, one of your two Education Officers onboard the JR and I’m excited to be the interface between ship life and YOU! The science team arrived to port in Keelung, Taiwan on March 31st to meet their new home for the next two months.

Expedition 352 is a wrap! Bon Voyage à Tous


We have made it to mountainous Keelung, and everyone on board was greeted by pretty views surrounding the port and dancers and drummers performing a traditional Chinese dance. Although everyone was eager for some much needed freedom on land, there was a little trepidation about going back to the 'real world' where many obligations await us.