R/V Knorr Sunday Funnies

It's Sunday, so (OF COURSE!) we have a few Sunday Funnies! But before we get into them we need to cover the status of coring.

Right now the winch that lowers and raises the CDH Long Core is not working. The long core was sent down yesterday but an electronics gremlin is squatting in the winch.

Desperate times call for desperate measures so
today Jim Broda and Kathryn Rose brought out the big guns: Betty Bunce's hard hat ("B2"). Betty was the first American woman to serve as Chief Scientist on an oceanographic expeditions.

Today Research Assistant Marti Jeglinski, who worked with Betty, uses
the B2 hard hat, taking Betty's spirit with her on all her sea voyages. Betty's hard hat and spirit has gotten the Knorr back on track before - let's
hope she can do it again!

Back to the mini funnies...

July 18, 2010
Lat/Lon: 38*24.2674'N / 48* 32.3969'W
Air Temp: stinkin' hot
Wind Speed: enough
to tangle your hair
Humidity: plain old sweaty
Water Temp: bath water
Salinity: nuthin' compared to the pepper
Depth: wicked deep!
(above) Steel Beach! Sun bathing,
yoga-lates, sunset watching
and dozing in hammocks...

(Left) Isabelle and Paola
modeling new Teletubby fashion

(Right) Kathryn and Marti
"mmmmm! mud!"

(left) Sarah has captured our yoga-lates
in hieroglyphics

Frank is READY!

(below) Jeff and Lloyd, making sure
all that sun doesn't go to waste

(to the tune of Hotel California, by Eagles)

On a deep abyssal plain, tow net in the drink
foul smell of dead plankton, and they sure stink
on the screen in the main lab, I saw a shimmering light
My max tension rose on the winch monitor
and my line went tight
There she stood on the fan tail
in the waves and the dips
And I was thinking to myself
'this could be WHOI or this could be Scripps'
then she lit up a flashlight and she showed me the way
there were voices in the squawk box
I thought I heard them say...
Welcome to the hotel Fo'manif'ra
Such a lovely place
such a lovely carapace
Plenty of bugs at the hotel fo'manif'ra
Any time of year, you can find them here
Her lab is stocked to the ceiling, she got the Zeiss pipettes
she got a lot of pretty pretty bugs that she calls data sets
How she picks at the lab bench, to observe and collect
Some pick to remember, some pick to forget.
So I called up the captain,
'please bring me my wine'
He said, "we haven't had that spirit here since UNOLS
imposed a fine"
And still those voices are calling from far away
wake you up in the middle of the night
Just to hear them say...
Welcome to the hotel fo'manif'ra
such a lovely place
such a lovely carapace
They pickin' it up at the hotel fo'manif'ra
Bring your CTG, and your ATP
Petris on the scope
and she said "we are all just scientists here, of our own device"
And at the Jersey margin, they gathered sediment
They stab it with their multi-cores,
But they just can't make a dent
Last thing I remember, I was running for the boat
I had to find a passage back
to my hat and gumby coat
'Relax' said the night watch
We are programmed to DP
You can change course any time you like,
But you can never leave!

1 comment:

  1. Brilliant. When are we going to hear an audio clip?