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Sea Fever

Check out what a recent UNC Marine Science graduate is doing: sailing and teaching science in the Great Lakes!

Science and Ships

Even though I have only been in Milwaukee for 3 days, it feels like it has been so much longer. It’s not a bad thing, it’s just that time on board a ship moves at a completely different pace than life in Chapel Hill. Wake ups are usually at around 6 am with breakfast at 6:30. Work starts immediately after breakfast, with muster (where Captain Tiffany goes over the day’s game plan), morning chores, preparing the boat for the group coming on board…you get the idea, it’s a lot for the first thing in the morning. Depending on the group of kids that are sailing, and how long they are on board, the days look a little different. The only thing that does stay the same is that work continues pretty constantly for the entire day, after which I collapse into my cozy bunk in the foc’sle and sleep like…

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