Tonight is our last night on the RRS James Cook and expedition JC132 will be over. I think Nigel has stolen the show somewhat, that scrawny egret has worked his way into all our affections. I have been given the bedding for the next occupant of my cabin. Tomorrow I must clean the cabin and… Continue reading Last Night on Board
The rate my toe nails have grown is about the same rate as the North Mid Atlantic Ridge 25mm per year. The photo on the left was taken today 22 Feb the photo on the right on 14th Jan. The cupboards are bare. The chefs are having to be very creative… Managing to create… Continue reading Toetectonics, empty stores and glorious sun plus dolphins
Top Ten Lessons of the Expedition: You don’t have to be super bright to be a scientist, just enthusiastic and hardworking. The scientific process: Aim, Hypothesis, Method, Data Collection, Analysis, Conclusions and then the cycle of yet more questions generating the cycle again, takes time to complete. Conclusions are rarely hard and fast facts but… Continue reading What have I learnt? BBQ
We are coming to the end of our adventure. The research experiments have been finished. We are now on our way to Trinidad. Nigel when he sees or smells land will fly off. He arrived four days after our departure from Cape Verde rather skinny and unwell. He looked weak and we were told by… Continue reading Nigel – #NigelEgret
Hints and Tips What do I wish I’d known before I came on the ship? Actually Christine Peirce was fantastic in giving me advice; so here are some hints and tips for the ocean adventurer. Crocs are really useful. Easy to get on and off. The fashion on board is to wear them with socks??… Continue reading Hints and Tips for the Ocean Adventurer
We’ve had an exciting day today. We have finished shooting with the airguns (top left) and brought in the streamer (middle top) along with seaweed (top right) – this bit is from the tailbuoy. Autosub (bottom left) was launched again this evening, it is controlled by a tablet (bottom right) Below: Autosub spirals down… Continue reading Autosub likes spirals and figures of eight.
Friday Assortment: The red line is the track we are taking. As you can see we have made a great scribble over 13 degrees North. The one on the left was in the early days of the expedition and shows mostly way points, the middle one was taken in the middle of the expedition and… Continue reading Friday Assortment and Nigel