How to join a research cruise! By Carmen Lawrence

Research cruises can be a lot of work, but also a lot of fun! If you’ve ever wondered how to join a research cruise, there are several common paths people generally take. Most of the science party with the ADEON project got here through academia, people working on a university degree in a field related to oceanography and marine science. Usually, these students are connected to someone involved on the project.

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Groundhog Day (on a boat)!

HUGE shout out to Mike Duffy and James Bennet (the Chief Steward and Mess Attendant on the RV Endeavor) who made the best brussel sprouts for dinner tonight. They were delicious. Having good food on the ship makes everything else on this ship work more smoothly so we really appreciate them keeping us well fed.
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Greetings from night crew’s second night of science on the R/V Endeavor!

I am Rachel Eckley, a current MS student at Nova Southeastern University, and I am assisting with fish identification on this ADEON cruise. This cruise marks my first time out at sea, and I am happy to report that I have not yet had to battle any seasickness *hears the faint sound of Bri Cahill knocking on wood in the distance.*
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First bottom-lander recovered and redeployed for ADEON cruise 3!

I am Cristian Graupe, a 1st year graduate student in Ocean Engineering at URI. I am a volunteer for this cruise, helping recover, refurbish, and deploy the acoustic landers. Today was yet another exciting day of transit aboard the R/V Endeavor, leaving us with plenty of time to take good care of our first recovered sub sea station and give it a nice, well deserved cleaning. Turns out, spending 6 months at the bottom of the ocean can take quite a toll on hardware.
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Hi to my parents, Amy and Rob. Love and miss you all!

Thankfully yesterday, the wind and waves calmed down quite a bit and I was able to be a social human once again and hang out with everyone! In an attempt to train our bodies to be on the night shift timeline, we stayed up all night playing games—Taboo and Monopoly Deal—and made our way to the bridge to stargaze, a few of us even saw shooting stars!
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