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Journals 2006/2007

Gioya DeSouza-Fennelly
IS 143-Eleanor Roosevelt Middle School, NY, New York

"Conducting an East-West Atlantic transect to investigate the coupling between atmospheric and oceanic organic pollutants"
R/V Endeavor
June 20 - July 9, 2006
Journal Index:
June 20 - 21 - 22 - 23 - 24 - 25 - 26
        27 - 28 - 29 - 30
July 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9

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June 30, 2006
Spotting dolphins

Retarded the clocks again by an hour. Watched a very beautiful sunrise at 4:30 am. We were nearing the Azores Islands. It will take a day and half to cross these Islands. We plan to make our first 12-hour pumping stop when we get to the open Atlantic.

By 9:00 am the sky has turned grey and it started to rain. The wind had picked up and even with the three of us working together it was a struggle to get the GF/F in the Hi Vols changed. We took blank samples for the GF/F and the puffs.

Dave showed me how to check the electrical outlets using a gauge. This can be compiled into a simple hands- on activity for my students.

In the wet lab it now takes 12 hours for 1000-liter water flow sample.

At around 8:00 pm a pod of dolphins were playing around the ship. It was so endearing the way they were twirling and somersaulting in the water just feet from the deck. I feel privileged to having been able to witness this.