Back at the Dock by Joe Warren

On behalf of all the science party, I would like to thank the Captain and crew of the ship for helping us to conduct our science in a safe and efficient manner.  The Endeavor will be retiring from active service in the UNOLS fleet in another year or two so this will likely be the last time I sail on it, but it was nice to get back on board after being on it as a grad student in the mid-90s.
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The Best Kind of Ships are Friendships. By Cassie Fries

It’s the last day on the RV Endeavor, and as much as we’re excited to escape the bad weather, it’s always bittersweet leaving sea. The past few weeks have flown by, and it’s been an exciting time learning science, and learning about our shipmates. All of us, especially on night shift, have gotten really close, and it’s going to be hard to say goodbye to them on land.
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Tracing for Science by Brandyn Lucca

Not all of us are blessed with artistic abilities. In fact, you could easily mistake my stick figures for those drawn by a second grader – no insult intended to any second graders who may be reading. Since I am interested in studying how sound reflects off of different animals, understanding their shape, size, and other internal features is really important.
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Hi everyone – this is Rachel Eckley again, MS student from Nova Southeastern University.

Unfortunately, we are ending our cruise a few days early due to some inclement weather in the North Atlantic and will return to port on 15 Nov. While we make our way back to port, these next few days will consist of us getting our supplies packed up, playing board games, and sharing cruise photos!
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Induction of the Salp Suckers Society

We arrived at our northernmost station, off the coast of Virginia, in the middle of last night, and since there's some bad weather headed our way, the night shift got right to work doing some net tows for sampling. This site is different from the others in that the waters are much richer. We saw some common dolphin off the starboard side chasing some squid and mahi tuna as we were getting ready to deploy the bongo net.
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Kate Kouba here on the R/V Endeavor as a UNOLS volunteer from Portland State University.

It has been a wonderful trip so far filled with good weather, bad weather, laughs, and a whole lot of hard work. Everyone has seem to fall into a rhythm which makes it not even seem like hard work. We all are sharing our personal tales at sea, struggles with our undergrad degrees, and the search for the next big move in our careers.
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