Time to head home!

Alas, like all good things, our expedition has come to an end.  It’s been a wonderful experience, and we are grateful to have had the opportunity to explore the depths of the Earth from the South Atlantic Ocean.  Hopefully you can tell that we’ve also had a lot of fun.  Our cruise tshirt design below … More Time to head home!

Crest rest

Alexis here!  Curious what the rooms are like onboard the Langseth?  Here are a few pictures to get the sense of living on a ship.   The 6 student watchstanders share one suite that consists of 4 rooms that open into a shared living space (or as Bobby calls it, “The Snake Pit”).  Each of the rooms sleep two … More Crest rest

Birthday at sea!

Gail was fortunate enough to have a very special birthday fall in the middle of our expedition.  The science party worked very hard to make her birthday a memorable event!   We wanted to throw a surprise party with a few of Gail’s favorite things, so she had a Star Trek/cat party!  The decorations were … More Birthday at sea!

The Slop Chest

According to Wikipedia’s glossary of nautical terms, a slop chest is ‘A ship’s store of merchandise, such as clothing, tobacco, etc., maintained aboard merchant ships for sale to the crew.’ About once a week Captain Mark opens up the slop chest in case anyone needs an item. All the items fit into one cabinet, but … More The Slop Chest

Seasickness and Sunsets

Hello everyone! My name is Clint Koch, and I am a first year PhD student at the University of Arizona. My research involves using reflection seismic data to address interesting tectonic problems. I joined this expedition to gain some experience in acquisition and processing of seismic data. I spent the first couple weeks on the … More Seasickness and Sunsets