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How long have you been a Captain?
A long story that I will make short. I have been Captain on the JOIDES Resolution for 5 years. However before joining the JOIDES Resolution some 19 years ago I have sailed as Captain on larger offshore fishing boats. I have worked as a Ship’s Officer since 1980 (34 years)

What are foraminifera? 

Foraminifera are single-celled micro (very small) planktonic animals (they eat plankton) with perforated (holed) shells made of calcium carbonate (CaCO3 i.e. chalk). Most kinds are marine (live in the ocean), and when they die, their shells form thick ocean-floor sediments. 

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Bubba's Fun Facts
Bubba, Ship Mechanic
Did you know?

The JOIDES Resolution is 143 m long.

The JOIDES stands for Joint Oceanographic Institutions for Deep Earth Sampling.

The JOIDES goes all over the world’s oceans and the JR has no home port.

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