Feb. 5, 2016

First day out included an emergency drill.  Everyone has an assigned lifeboat 1-4, but just two can accommodate the entire shipboard complement.

Feb. 4, 2016

Last day to enjoy solid land - a number of people did last minute shopping at both the Jumbo supermarket as well as the local ones in Mauritius.  I took a walk around town and spent quite a while watching the giant fruit bats flying around and roosting in just one particular tree in the banyan tree park.

2nd photo for blog below

Feb. 3, 2016

Feb. 1, 2016

Today's science presentations by the EXP 361 scientists were a testament to the collaborative philosophy behind IODP (International Ocean Discovery Program).

January 30th, 2016

Two days of travel has a way of calming one's nerves - I had been running on nervous energy since learning of my selection as the Education and Outreach (E&O) Officer on Expedition 361: Southern African Climates (or SAFARI).  But now I've arrived, with a good portion of my check off list completed and a full day available for exploring the beautiful, tropical island of Mauritius.

Good bye SW Indian Ridge, hello South African Climate!

Expedition 360 is coming to a close. We arrive in port very early tomorrow morning. It has been a great adventure for the educators on board. 
We have learned a lot of geology, we've grown as educators, and we've made friends that are more like family now. 
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