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A graphical representation of the cruise so far

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One of the scientists on board, Chris Brown, visualized the relationship between Ehux and ship morale. The top there is real data, so you can see just how big the spike was in Ehux concentration in our new spot.

Moral and Ehux, strangely correlated

In the spirit of Chris’s graph, here are some other little graphs I’ve made in the past few weeks about our time here. They’re just pictures taken of my journal where I keep my not-safe-for-SciAm-blog thoughts, so apologies for the quality.

 

Not pictured: how much everyone wants to kill me if they have to hear me say "I hope the weather stays like this" one more time.

Not pictured: ratio of "naps to avoid eating" to "naps because I'm sleepy"

Not pictured: times I've said no to desert. Hint: the number is very low. Possibly zero.

Not pictured: a Bonine consumption calendar. Like an advent calendar, but with more puking!

And here’s a gratuitous picture of what the sky looked like last night at 2am. Because I can and I think it’s cool.

(Note: The internet on board is going to be down for most of today and possibly tomorrow, so don’t worry, we haven’t sunk, we’re just offline)

During this trip, I’ll be answering your questions about the science, this ship, and life onboard. Want to know how we search for plankton, why we’re here, or what the food is like? Just ask me! And if you’re wondering how I got here, check out the groups that made this adventure possible: Mind Open Media and COSEE NOW.

Previously in this series

All Aboard: how you can be a part of our research blog
You wanted to know: what are these phytoplankton?
You wanted to know: what am I bringing to sea?
Greetings from Ponta Delgada! We set sail tomorrow.
Steaming North: how the scientists are trying to find plankton
The superstar sensor: what is a CTD?
Status Update: Day 3 at the Cyclonic Eddy
You wanted to know: what is this virus that infects the phytoplankton (Part One)
You wanted to know: what is this virus that infects the phytoplankton (Part Two)
Plankton hunting: Part art, Part science
You wanted to know: what’s the food like on board?
Wildlife watch!
Jumborizing: a brief history of the R/V Knorr
On the importance of names. Or, “are we at the hump or the hole?”
Arts and crafts day on the Knorr
On the importance of names, part two. What’s the difference between a boat and a ship?
How to stay sane on a ship in the middle of the ocean

Rose Eveleth About the Author: Rose Eveleth is a producer, designer, writer and animator based in Brooklyn. She's got a degree in ecology from U.C. San Diego, and a masters in journalism from NYU. Now, she makes sciencey stuff for places like The New York Times, Scientific American, Story Collider and OnEarth. Follow on Twitter @roseveleth.

The views expressed are those of the author and are not necessarily those of Scientific American.





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