100 Days at Sea

It’s not that life ashore is distasteful to me, but life at sea is better. β€” Francis Drake

In 2018, I spent over 100 days documenting scientific research aboard two vessels: the R/V Laurence M. Gould and the R/V Falkor. This collection of photos highlights just a few memorable moments from four different expeditions.

Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins jump in front of the bow of R/V  Falkor  near Monterey, California | October 2018

Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins jump in front of the bow of R/V Falkor near Monterey, California | October 2018

The R/V  Laurence M. Gould  in Andvord Bay, Antarctica | March 2018

The R/V Laurence M. Gould in Andvord Bay, Antarctica | March 2018

Fitter Albert Barcelo fabricates a new part for a piece of scientific equipment in the engine room workshop of R/V  Falkor  | July 2018

Fitter Albert Barcelo fabricates a new part for a piece of scientific equipment in the engine room workshop of R/V Falkor | July 2018

Sunlight breaks through an overcast sky near Smith Island, Antarctica | February 2018

Sunlight breaks through an overcast sky near Smith Island, Antarctica | February 2018

Cody Peyres and Jason Williams inspect a sensor on ROV  SuBastian  aboard R/V  Falkor  | October 2018

Cody Peyres and Jason Williams inspect a sensor on ROV SuBastian aboard R/V Falkor | October 2018

The bridge windows of R/V  Falkor  reflect sunset over San Francisco, California | October 2018

The bridge windows of R/V Falkor reflect sunset over San Francisco, California | October 2018

Marine technician Julia Carleton assists with maneuvering a storage crate onto the deck of the  Laurence M. Gould  at Palmer Station, Antarctica | February 2018

Marine technician Julia Carleton assists with maneuvering a storage crate onto the deck of the Laurence M. Gould at Palmer Station, Antarctica | February 2018

Chief Scientist Ari Friedlaender prepares to tag a minke whale in Andvord Bay, Antarctica | February 2018

Chief Scientist Ari Friedlaender prepares to tag a minke whale in Andvord Bay, Antarctica | February 2018

Captain Philipp Guenther chats with crew members on the bridge of R/V  Falkor  | July 2018

Captain Philipp Guenther chats with crew members on the bridge of R/V Falkor | July 2018

Chief Officer Jason Garwood watches the sunrise over the northeastern Pacific from the bridge of R/V  Falkor  | June 2018

Chief Officer Jason Garwood watches the sunrise over the northeastern Pacific from the bridge of R/V Falkor | June 2018


To learn more about my experiences living and working at sea, check out the following blog features: 100 Days at Sea, Press Repeat, Ease at Sea, The Pago Files: Patience.