Stephen Anderson, June 28, 2009

NOAA Teacher at Sea
Stephen Anderson
Onboard NOAA Ship Miller Freeman
June 28 – July 12, 2009

The Miller Freeman
The Miller Freeman

Mission: Hake Survey
Geographic Region: California
Date: June 28, 2009

Boarded NOAA ship Miller Freeman, a government research ship of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, in San Francisco Harbor, Pier 27, at 1600 hours (4 p.m.).  We went through our emergency drills of donning a survival suit and learning how to use an EBD (emergency breathing device).

Beautiful sunny weather.  Wind picked up from the west.

We weighed anchor and went past Alcatraz, under the Golden Gate Bridge, and then out into the Pacific Ocean. Once we got past the outer marker we turned south to Monterey Bay.

We’re off to chase hake!

The survival suit that is suppose to keep you warm in the Pacific if you have to abandon ship.
The survival suit that is suppose to keep you warm in the Pacific if you have to abandon ship.
 Alcatraz with San Francisco in the background
Alcatraz with San Francisco in the background
Under the Golden Gate Bridge and out to sea
Under the Golden Gate Bridge and out to sea