This entry is written by Debbie Thomas, co-chief scientist of Expedition 378. It comes from her Expedition 378 Odyssey blog, which can be found here.
We hit some weather this morning! I was awakened at 0400 by the big change in ship motion. Here is why:
I stayed in bed until 0715, but meanwhile, Ulla caught this photo at sunrise (since I get off shift at 0000, I will have to rely on her for the sunrise shots, and I will return the favor with sunset photos):
Then we started discussing how to tell the difference between sunrise and sunset at sea – you’ll need to note the orientation of the ship and make sure there are diagnostic features to indicate port or starboard. In this case, we are headed mostly south (our heading at the time of this photo was 221.2:
Compare this to yesterday (or YESTERDAY, if you have a son obsessed with Imagine Dragons…):
Glassy calm seas and very little breeze – several of the science team went to bed with sunburns.In fact, the weather yesterday was so lovely that the amazing catering team opted to host the Sunday cookout on Saturday at 1200:
Thank you SO much!!!
Steve and Randy are outnumbered by micropaleontologists…clockwise from the bottom we have Steve, Chris, Rosie. Sonal, Isabella and then Flavia and Randy at the back table.In other rockin’ news, the day shift musicians have been developing a pretty sweet set list during the 2100 coffee break:
Clockwise from Laura at the keys we have Alex, Gabby, Ann, Ingrid, Erika, and Rosie. There is the drum kit, Coach Kayci!
We have informally identified as Ann and the Squeezecakes. It’s a chem lab thing and you’ll understand once we have core…!And finally, to round out the nuances of the post title, I give you Laurel’s adaptation of a soon-to-be classic meme: