NOAA Teacher at Sea Steven Frantz Onboard NOAA Ship Oregon II July 27 – August 8, 2012
Mission: Longline Shark Tagging Survey Geographic area of cruise: Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic off the coast of Florida Date: August 1, 2012
Weather Data From the Bridge: Air Temperature (degrees C): 28.9
Wind Speed (knots): 13.94
Wind Direction (degree): 224º
Relative Humidity (percent): 082
Barometric Pressure (millibars): 1012.18
Water Depth (meters): 67.08
Water Temperature (degrees C): 28.5
Salinity (PSU): 35.649
Language at Sea
The language while at sea is English, however, there are many nautical terms you may not be familiar with. In today’s blog I will look into just some of the language typically used exclusively while on board not only the Oregon II, but also all ships in general. Along with the lesson on vocabulary, I will also be taking you on a visual tour of the Oregon II.
First let’s start with a little quiz. You’re on your own. This is NOT for a grade!!
Bow _____Front of Ship
Rain Closet _____Rear of Ship
Mess _____Control Room
How do you think you did? Follow along on a guided tour of the Oregon II to find out!
How did you do on the quiz? I thought I would share a few more interesting aspects about life on a ship.
There you have it. A vocabulary tour of the Oregon II. Rest assured, we have been catching sharks. Stay tuned. There WILL BE sharks in my next blog!