Feb. 3, 2016

Due to some technical (or more accurately, human) difficulties, I did not get a chance to post a blog piece yesterday, so here are two today.  First off, my new tag photo is me standing with “Safety Penguin”.  He gets put by the gangway when the ship is in port so that visitors get a safety talk before being allowed on board (he currently resides on the upper deck, by our satellite dome).  Yesterday we gave a tour to the All Girls high school in Mauritius.  They were very attentive and interested, and found our current complement of scientists quite encouraging – 14 women (including me) and 16 men, with one of each for Chief scientists.