Thursday, June 28, 2012

Bigelow Bingo

The BINGO competition is fierce on this ship. Below: A toast to sea legs.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Right whales in Canadian waters

Having a wonderful time out here-- stormy today but it has let up a bit. We've documented a lot of right whales these past few days. I need to get the scoop on posting right whale photos-- we are under a permit and I need to figure out how all of that works.

More details at my NOAA blog.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Henry B. Bigelow

Having an absolutely amazing time out here-- sighted many whale species (just saw two blue whales a few hours ago), lots of dolphins, and mola molas. On June 19th, dozens of dolphins surrounded the ship. Miniature dolphin calves swam next to their protective mothers while the others had a hell of a time jumping and dancing with each other. Just lovely. I went down to the weatherdecks and listened to them chattering.

You can track us in real-time here--just select Henry B. Bigelow as the ship.

My "official" NOAA blog is up and running! Find it here.

Monday, June 18, 2012

A Whale of an Adventure Begins

Traveled all day yesterday to board the NOAA ship Henry B. Bigelow at the Newport, RI naval base. As part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Teacher at Sea program, I get to join scientists monitoring whale populations for the next week and a half in the Gulf of Maine!

Hoooo weee!

Pictures of the ship to come, as well as a link to my “official” NOAA blog that will be up and running in the next few days.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Moving Day

Moved in with Ramon at the opposite end of our little dirt lane, said hello and goodbye to friends, and fought tarantulas. Not too much boat work getting done around here.