After what can only be described as "hell week," I'm finally ready to embark on the biggest adventure in my grad school career (though I hear the AFS Tidewater meeting can get pretty raucous). Starting tomorrow I'll be heading up to my old stomping grounds in Rhode Island where I'll meet the NOAA R/V Henry Bigelow and it will become my home for nearly three weeks.
The Bigelow apparently maintains a satellite linkage for constant internet access. That means I'll be chiming in fairly regularly with updates on how the research is going/funny stories from the sea/pictures of badass marine life and/or shark puke. Oh yes, there will be pictures.
Until the next update, enjoy the NSFW celebration of my next three weeks below the jump.