NOAA Teacher At Sea: Jacob Tanenbaum
NOAA Ship MILLER FREEMAN
Mission: Fisheries Oceanography Coordinated Investigations
Day 8: May 26, 2007
Wind Speed: 3 kts
Sea Wave Height: 1 Foot (Whew)
Pressure: 1007.2 Mbs
The sea finally calmed down. Calm seas are a great time to look for marine mammals, like whales and dolphins. In calm water, they are easier to
spot. The picture above is a fin whale. Here is some video of a few Dall’s Porpoises that came by.
Ships like this are very different from our homes. First of all, everything is made of metal. So be careful. The walls are very hard. The ship hasa lot crammed into a small space. So it may seem small in some ways, but there are lots of places to go and explore. The ship we are on actually has 5 decks. Would you like to take a trip around the ship? Click here for awalking tour. Tell me, is the ship larger than you thought? Smaller? Write me a comment and let me know.
We are continuing to wait for data from Excalibur. It may have flipped itself over during the storm a few days ago. Come on, Excalibur, let us know
where you are!
In the mean time, the survey continues. We have deployed the bongo nets over 100 times so far on this cruise. Here is a photo of Chief Survey
Technician Phillip White and I bringing in a bongo. Take a look at some of the creatures we are finding:
Question of the Day:
How would you like to live on a ship? Write me and let me know what your thoughts are.
Answers to Your Questions:
The water temperature yesterday was 41.18 degrees Fahrenheit. The air temperature was 42.8.