First Impressions: Life at Sea

As I prepared to leave for the West Coast OA research cruise, many family and friends skipped right over the ‘research’ part, and jumped straight to ‘cruise’.

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As close to a Carnival Cruise as it gets- enjoying the last few hours of travel before arriving at our first station in Mexican waters. Photo: Emma Hodgson

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A View from the East

Point Loma Naval Base San Diego; https://www.flickr.com/photos/kenlund/5143862373
Naval Base Point Loma from Cabrillo National Monument, Point Loma, San Diego, California. Photo: Ken Lund (Flickr Creative Commons)

We’re off! The NOAA Research Vessel Ronald H. Brown left the San Diego Naval Base this afternoon and started ‘heading for the border’… Past it actually; the first transect lies more than 500 miles to the south, off the west coast of Baja California, a region more famous for its wintering population of eastern Pacific gray whales than its carbonate chemistry.  Continue reading “A View from the East”

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