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Captain's blog - take it or leave it

Blog by Pete Willcox | August 28, 2010 2 comments

We have just finished our third plankton tow.  In some ways it was the most difficult.  The winds were gusting to 30 knot from our stern, making it hard to stay on course at slow speeds.  The sky was completely overcast, and there were...

Captain's Log -- Arctic Sunrise

Blog by Pete Willcox | August 23, 2010 10 comments

The water is the deepest blue. There are clumps of Sargasso all round.  Where they are bigger than one square foot, they have schools of tiny fish, hiding from the sun. As we approach with the ship, the schools start to swim away, but...

Captain's Blog: Blind Faith

Blog by Pete Willcox | September 20, 2010

Venus is chasing the moon down into the water.  The Milky Way is glowing softly overhead. The Big Dipper is low in the northern sky.  If we were not surrounded by all these things lit up like oilrigs, I could start to relax. The...

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